Two men rob pedestrian at gunpoint in Ypsilanti
Two men robbed another man of his wallet at gunpoint near Cornell Road and Roosevelt Boulevard Tuesday night, Ypsilanti police said.
The men walked up to the victim while he was walking home about 10:40 p.m., asked for a cigarette and pointed a silver handgun at him, police said. The robber took the victim’s wallet and fled south on Cornell.
Police used a dog to try to find the robbers but could not.
Eastern Michigan University posted a crime alert about the robbery and said the victim, who is not an EMU student, was not injured. The robbery was not on campus.
The victim said the men were black and in their early to mid-20s, EMU said in the crime alert. One was 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and was wearing a black jacket, white shirt, silver pants, and black shoes, EMU said. The second man was 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, and was wearing a black/white knit hat, black coat, black pants and black shoes.
The age of the victim was not immediately available. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-783-9510.