DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are searching for a man who offered to help an elderly woman, and then robbed her.
The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday at a gas station in the 20000 block of Mound Road, near Outer Drive on the city’s northeast side.
According to police, the 83-year-old woman exited the gas station and was approached by the suspect, who asked her if she needed help.
Police say the suspect began pouring anti-freeze in the woman’s vehicle and as she turned away, the suspect grabbed the woman’s purse, which was on her left shoulder, and escaped in a white vehicle.
The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, approximately 20-years-old, 5’4″ tall and 180 lbs.
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is urged to contact police at 313-596-1140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.