Police investigate robbery of woman walking near Fourth Avenue and Madison Street in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor police continue to investigate the robbery of a 22-year-old woman Friday night near Fourth Avenue and Madison Street just south of downtown.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the woman was walking near the intersection about 8 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and put his hand over her mouth. Bush said the man attempted to take her purse and pushed the woman to the ground, shoving her face and cutting her lip, before wrestling away the purse and leaving the area.
Officers arrived and found the woman sitting on the ground and talking on her cell phone, accompanied by several men who approached her to make sure she was OK. The man did not say anything to the woman during the robbery, Bush said.
Police found the purse in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue with all of the contents still in it except for the woman’s cash, Bush said. It is unclear how much money was in the purse, Bush said.
The woman refused medical treatment, Bush said.
The suspect is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black hat and black gloves, Bush said.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939.