Ann Arbor police release more information on Wednesday robbery
Ann Arbor police released more information Thursday on the robbery outside the Michigan Pain Specialists Wednesday afternoon where a man was jumped by a man who had asked him for cash.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the 41-year-old man was walking into the clinic, at 3500 Green Court, at about 1 p.m. when a man approached him asking for money.
The man told the victim that he needed the money for a sick family member and, after the victim gave him a dollar, he continued to pressure the victim for money, Bush said.
The victim told police that the man and a partner, who ran from the north side of the building, jumped him and began beating him, Bush said. Bystanders intervened and the men fled the area, Bush said.
The men got into a black Monte Carlo and drove away before police arrived on the scene, Bush said.
The 41-year-old man refused medical treatment at the scene, she said.
The man who originally approached the victim is described as black, about 20 years old, between 5'7" and 5'11" tall and has cornrows. The second man is described as black, between 5'2" and 5'4" tall, about 150 pounds with a dark complexion.
Police still are investigating the incident. Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to call 734-794-6939.
Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on Twitter.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 6:42 p.m.
I've sometimes given grocery gift cards to (non-aggressive) beggars, taped to those cards is 2 bus tokens. I don't do this often - and ONLY for those I have reason to believe are really in need. BUT - in scenarios like the one described here: I step back, put my hand up in a "stop" gesture and ALWAYS make sure my gun hand is close to my concealed 9mm. That's been enough so far, to fend off aggressive beggars. Hope to God I never have to actually introduce attackers like those described to my friend, Mr. Glock. Just suggesting: it's wise never to let any stranger come within arm's reach. Our personal space is ours and we should "guard our borders." I gladly save "closeness" for friends and family. Being a good observer helps me decide to whom I will offer help. I'm glad the victim of these robbers was not seriously hurt. I'm sure we all hope police will find the robbers.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 3:05 p.m.
Very creative use of a "compassion" facility... get used to it. What would conservatives say if national health care paid for birth control AND pot?
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 9:49 p.m.
Wow, I just submitted an abuse report against my own comment.....that was FAST.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 10:53 p.m.
its the new system, not you.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 9:58 p.m.
Somebody had to do it. LOL
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 9:48 p.m.
So they robbed him BEFORE he got his pain remediation medicine? My original theory was way off. However, now I am not only concerned for the victim but this sick family member. Once we have national health care these kinds of illness-inspired robberies will dissipate.