Police seek 2nd suspect after woman robbed, dragged down stairs
A man stole a woman’s purse while she was walking up to her Ypsilanti apartment Wednesday afternoon, dragging her down a flight of stairs and causing minor injuries in the process.
Investigators later arrested a man driving the suspect's getaway car and still are looking for the robber.
According to a statement from Ypsilanti police, a 30-year-old woman flagged down two officers at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of Gregory Street to report the robbery. According to police, a man grabbed her purse from behind while she was walking up to her apartment.
A witness told police he chased the man with the purse to a red Ford Escort, where another man was waiting in the car. After the man with the purse jumped in, the car sped south on Courtland, away from the scene.
A Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy went to the address listed in records for the vehicle and saw the Escort pull up to the home. The deputy arrested the driver, a 24-year-old Ypsilanti Township man, who said the passenger in the car had stolen the purse, removed the money and thrown the purse out of the window.
The purse was located with all of its contents, except for the cash, according to police. Investigators still are working to identify the second suspect. The woman's ID, cellphone and credit cars were recovered in the purse.
Police said the at-large man is black, in his late 20s, between 5-feet-10 inches and 6-feet tall, skinny, with a long goatee. He was wearing a black hat, black coat and black pants.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ypsilanti police at 734-483-9510.