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Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 6:15 p.m.

Police: Teens teamed up to rob Ypsilanti Township man at his home

By Kyle Feldscher

Two teenagers were arrested early Wednesday after allegedly teaming together to rob a man while brandishing a knife in an Ypsilanti Township home.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Jackson said Wednesday afternoon that sheriff’s deputies responded at about 1:30 a.m. to the 600 block of Villa Drive for a report of an armed robbery.

Jackson said a 21-year-old man was in the home when an acquaintance, a 16-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, knocked on his door. As the resident opened the door, a second man pushed his way into the home.

The second man, a 19-year-old Ypsilanti man, was armed with a knife and demanded money from the 21-year-old resident, Jackson said. The armed man allegedly kicked the resident when the acquaintance told him to give up the money.

After a short time, the resident gave the acquaintance an undisclosed amount of cash, Jackson said.

Both teenagers fled the scene and the resident immediately called police, Jackson said.

Sheriff’s deputies and an Ann Arbor Police Department K-9 unit responded to the home. The K-9 unit tracked the suspects to a home in the 600 block of Woburn Drive, where both suspects were found and arrested.

The teenagers were taken to the Washtenaw County Jail and are currently waiting to be arraigned on charges. Their names will be released once they are arraigned.

All of the stolen property was recovered. The 21-year-old man suffered slight injuries from being kicked but refused medical attention, Jackson said.

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Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 11:09 p.m.

Good job WCSO!!


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 3:51 a.m.

"The 21 year-old resident.." Obviously, at that age, not the owner of the home. The profile of this crime suggests the parties knew each other and this may well have been a "come to collect" robbery.


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 11:25 p.m.

call me crazy but is this in the River's Edge complex? You know, that place that Ypsilanti Township is now (after allowing it to rot for 20 years)finally suing the owner? Is this public housing?