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Posted on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 8:43 a.m.

Man robbed while jumping car in parking lot of Pittsfield Township apartment complex, police say

By Amalie Nash

A man attempting to jump a car in the parking lot of a Pittsfield Township apartment complex was ordered to the ground and then robbed early today, township police said.

The robbery occurred just before 1 a.m. near 4429 Hunt Club Drive, in the Hamptons of Cloverlane apartment complex off Michigan Avenue near I-94.

The victim told police he was in the carport area jumping a vehicle that wouldn't start when a masked man wearing dark clothing approached, reports said. He said the man pointed something at his face, which he believed to be a handgun, and ordered him to get on the ground, reports said.

The robber then demanded money, and the victim handed over his wallet, police said. He was told to lie face down as the robber fled, reports said. The victim was not injured.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the robber, police said.

An Ann Arbor police tracking dog was called to assist, but was unable to locate the robber.

Anyone with information is asked to call township police at 734-822-4911.

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Ann English

Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 7:39 p.m.

Thanks for the directional arrows accompanying the map; I'm not familiar with any of the roads shown in the immediate area, but with roads to the south and east.

Joe Citizen

Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 11:15 p.m.

Is it me or is there a trend emerging here with all these robberies? So many are reported here in the crime section lately and I have been trying to figure out what one has in common with others and what not to see if they are the same guy. There are so many similarities in them it is remarkable.


Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 9:40 a.m.

That is too bad. I lived in this mega complex for a year and always felt safe. I think this place is getting too big for it's britches. You have all those people living in a small area with little staff and virtually no security.