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Posted on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 : 3:09 p.m.

Man brandishing gun flees after stealing woman's wallet

By Chelsea Hoedl

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ypsilanti Township.

In the 8600 block of Spinnaker Way, a 29-year-old woman was getting out of her car when she was approached by a man who was carrying a handgun, according to a news release.

The suspect, described as a 6'4", skinny, black man of unknown age ordered the woman to give him money. He stole her wallet before fleeing the area on foot.

Deputies responded immediately after the robbery occurred.

The suspect was described as wearing black pants with a white stripe, a dark-colored hoodie and a dark cloth over his face.

If you have any information regarding this incident please call the W.C.S.O Confidential Tip line at (724) 973-7711.

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Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for She can be reached at



Wed, Jul 3, 2013 : 11:15 p.m.

The area's a hotbed of casual pedestrian traffic.