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Posted on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 12:32 p.m.

Ann Arbor police release sketch of woman suspected in armed robbery attempt

By Kyle Feldscher

Ann Arbor police are searching for two people who attempted to rob residents at an Ann Arbor home late Friday night. They released a composit sketch of one of the suspects.


Courtesy of Ann Arbor police

Police said a woman knocked on the door of a home in the 3400 block of Richard Street on the southeast side of Ann Arbor at 10:03 p.m. Friday. The woman said she wanted to use the phone because she had car trouble.

The resident opened the door to allow her inside and a masked man with a handgun entered the residence, police said. However, the man was surprised that other people were in the home and both suspects fled the area. Nothing was reported stolen and no one was injured.

The woman is described as white, about 20 years old and about 5 feet 2 inches tall with blond, wavy, shoulder-length hair. She was wearing heavy makeup and black pants.

The man is described as black, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt with black pants.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Detective William Stanford at 734-323-2628, the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 1:01 p.m.

Billy, not everyone uses or has a cell phone. I for one don't.

Jay Thomas

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 7:55 p.m.

One woman said she had three Obama phones. Just tell them you lost it and they will give you another; the federal government isn't big on personal responsibility.


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 6:39 p.m.

That would explain your handle...

Ricardo Queso

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 2:23 p.m.

Obummer will give you one. No charge!


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 12:47 p.m.

Sigh, its nimrods like these that make every potential good Samaritan pause before rendering assistance. I think criminals such as these should be prosecuted just as heavily as those committing crimes posing as authority figures.


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 12:24 p.m.

I don't think its the missing lady. If it was wouldn't she of took her purse with money in it? And maybe cleaned the till out..Doesn't make sense to leave money 1 place Then attempt a Home Invasion.


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 11:44 p.m.

Wow, A2 becoming dangerous. Move to Ypsi people.

Ricardo Queso

Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 9:57 p.m.

Molly Ray Cyrus!

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 8:23 p.m.

I just spoke with Detective Stanford. He said the missing woman from the west side of the state has been checked out and eliminated as a possible suspect.


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 7:23 p.m.

I think it was this girl that did it

Constance Colthorp Amrine

Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 8:14 p.m.

Except this happened one hour before she went missing and on the other side of the state.


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 6:29 p.m.

The police need to patrol the schoolyard adjoining that area. The school parking lot especially. Possible drug deals there.


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 5:54 p.m.

"The woman said she wanted to use the phone because she had car trouble." Oldest trick in the book. Someone tried that on my folks back when I was a kid. Random woman knocks on the door at like 10:30 at night begging to use the phone cause she has car trouble. My dad saw her thugs trying to hide behind the bushes. He just said "sorry can't help you" and slammed the door in her face and then promptly called the cops. in the world would this scam work today? Because of the prevalence of cellphones asking to use the phone is automatically suspicious.


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 5:39 p.m.

It looks just like the picture of the woman that disappeared from the Muskekon area last night. Check out the picture.


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 5:51 p.m.

About the same height too. Very interesting. Probably not the same person, but interesting nonetheless.