Man pushes woman in motorized cart to ground while snatching purse
A 66-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman was riding in a motorized cart near her apartment building Monday night when a man yanked her purse away, pushing her to the ground in the process, police said.
Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were called to the apartment in the 1500 block of East Clark Road in Ypsilanti Township at 11:45 p.m. for the incident.
The woman said she was riding in the cart toward the main entrance of the building when a man came up to her side and grabbed her purse, the sheriff's office said in a press release.
The woman refused to let go of the purse, however.
"The suspect pulled numerous times, but the victim would not let go," the release stated. "Eventually the suspect pulled so hard that the purse broke free of the victim's grasp and she fell off her cart onto the ground."
The man then fled on foot with the purse. There are no suspects at this time. Police continue to investigate.