Robber targeted senior citizen leaving convenience store
A thief preyed on an elderly Ypsilanti Township resident on Friday morning as the man was coming home from a convenience store, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
The victim told police that he was shopping at a convenience store near Ford Boulevard and Holmes Road in the northeast section of the township at around 10 a.m. Friday.
Twice, he said, a man made contact with him.
Then, as he was returning to his home on Clark Road, the suspect ran up and took his money.
"It is believed that the suspect first observed the victim at the store and then followed him to his residence," according to a sheriff's news release.
The suspect left the scene in a small, maroon SUV.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the WCSO confidential tip line 973-7711.