Ypsilanti police seek 2 suspects in armed robbery, attempted carjacking
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).