Police: Glencoe Hills pistol-whipping robbery was drug-related
The victim in a recent robbery in a Pittsfield Township apartment complex went to the hospital instead of calling police — and police now say the reason may be due to the nature of the crime.
Investigators from the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety said the robbery that took place late Wednesday in the 2100 block of Glencoe Hills was not random, and it involved the theft of several thousand dollars.
The victim, a 24-year-old, went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after the 9:45 p.m. attack. After police were called, he told officers that he was pistol-whipped from behind by a stranger, and some money was taken.
Police said Friday that the initial report wasn't accurate. Instead, the victim — described as uncooperative — appears to have had several thousand dollars stolen during the attack.
"Further investigation has revealed that this incident was not a random act of robbery," according to a news release. "It appears that the victim was targeted by the suspect and that the incident involved drug activity.'
The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 5’9”, 160 lbs, 30-35 years old, with a full beard. He was wearing a green and white bandana, dark green or black jacket with hood, and black pants.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Pittsfield Township Police Department at (734) 822- 4911.