Suspect at large after fleeing police, assaulting Pittsfield Township resident
A suspect in an strong-arm robbery early Sunday remains at large after fleeing police during a traffic stop and assaulting a Pittsfield Township resident.
Police in Pittsfield Township said they were assisting deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office during a traffic stop around 4 a.m. Sunday on Textile Road near Ann Arbor-Saline Road when the suspect fled on foot.
Officers from Pittsfield, the Michigan State Police and Ypsilanti's and Ann Arbor's K-9 unit all worked to try and track down the suspect.
Two residents of the same Pittsfield Township subdivision told police they came in contact with a person matching the suspect's description.
The first, a homeowner who lives on Crooked Stick Court, said the suspect knocked on his door and had asked to use a phone but was refused assistance.
Later, a resident on the 1700 block of Inverness Court called to tell police a subject matching the same description had been at his home. The resident told police he gave a the man, who was barefoot, a pair of boots before the man assaulted him and left on foot with his phone.
Police said the resident sustained no injuries from the assault.
The suspect is described as a thin black man in his early 20s, 5-foot-8 with curly hair that was covered in burrs at last sighting. K-9 trackers found some clothing they believed that the man had shed, and he may be shirtless.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsfield police at (734) 822-4911.