DETROIT (WWJ) – Police are searching for the man who robbed a senior citizen after attacking her with a Taser in northern Detroit.

The incident happened around 6:20 a.m. Monday in the area of Savannah and Charleston streets, just east of Woodward Avenue.

According to police, a 69-year-old woman was walking home from the bus stop when a black male approached her and tasered her in the neck, causing her to fall to the ground. The suspect then kicked the woman and stole her purse containing $900 in cash, medication and bank cards, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene on a bicycle. He is described as about 24-years-old with a medium brown complexion, 5’8″ tall and 180 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-596-1240.


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