Man tries to steal purse on AATA bus in Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti police investigated an attempted purse-snatching Wednesday on an Ann Arbor Transportation Authority bus.
According to a news release, a heavyset black man who is missing front teeth and was wearing a camouflage coat assaulted two women, ages 17 and 20, and tried unsuccessfully to steal a purse before he was forced off the bus near East Michigan Avenue and South Prospect Street.
The women got off the bus soon after, and the man again tried to fight with them, police said.
A bystander intervened on their behalf, and the women were not injured. Police hope surveillance footage will help identify the man, who was further described as 35 to 40 years old and 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ypsilanti police at 734-483-9510.