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Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 11 a.m.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Superior Township

By Kyle Feldscher

A man was held up at gunpoint Wednesday morning in Superior Township by two men, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

Deputies responded at 5 a.m. Wednesday to the 1500 block of Ridge Road for a report of an armed robbery. They said a man was going to his car to get some items when two men approached him, one from in front of him and one from behind.

The suspect who approached the man from behind tried to reach into his back pocket, but the man struggled against him. While the man was trying to stop the theft, the second man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim.

The victim then stopped resisting and the two men fled on foot with his wallet.

A detailed description of the armed robbery suspects was not available from investigators on Thursday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said it’s not clear if the robbery is related to thefts from several cars that also occurred in the 1500 block of Ridge Road about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The area is one of several hit by a rash of vehicle break-ins during the last few days.

Anyone with information on this robbery is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Fri, Jul 19, 2013 : 10:51 a.m.

Sounds like we need more officers on foot or bicycle patrol.