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Posted on Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 9:59 a.m.

Ypsilanti police seek 2 suspects in armed robbery, attempted carjacking

By Sven Gustafson

Ypsilanti police are investigating an armed robbery in which the suspects fired a gunshot Saturday night. No one was injured in the incident.

Police responded around 8:20 p.m. to a report of a robbery with a shot fired on the 600 block of Armstrong Drive, according to a news release from the Ypsilanti Police Department.

The victim, a 34 year-old Ypsilanti Township man, told officers he was attempting to leave in his vehicle when a man he was familiar with appeared standing in the road, blocking his path. While stopped and distracted on one side of the vehicle, an unknown suspect appeared with a semi-automatic handgun on the other side, demanding that he give up his property.

The shot was fired after the victim gave up his wallet and cell phone from his pockets.

Police said the victim then exited his vehicle and ran away. He told officers the suspects were unable to drive away in his vehicle and fled in a dark-colored Dodge Magnum.

The victim described the suspects as being in their mid-30's and 40's, the latter weighing about 250 pounds and wearing a khaki-colored shirt.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call (734) 482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP (773-2587).

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Mon, Sep 2, 2013 : 10:16 p.m.

Armstrong Drive/Court needs to have a permanent cop car sitting there.

Hugh Giariola

Mon, Sep 2, 2013 : 12:01 p.m.

"The shot was fired after the victim gave up his wallet and cell phone from his pockets." As Ricebrnr states, sometimes they don't just want your stuff. Also, were the suspects white, black, or undetermined? Let's be honest, that is the most general description aside from sex, so I hope the reporter is not trying to be overly PC.


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 4:15 p.m.

There should be a study done about why that darn lake appears in so many crime scene maps. That lake is clearly a menace to its neighbors.


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 6:14 p.m.

I suspect a conspiracy by lake-hating editors. I drive by that lake every day and it's never even looked at me funny, let alone robbed me.