GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ) – Police are looking for a mugger who stabbed a woman who fought back on a Grand Rapids street.

Officers were called to the scene, on Bates St. and Dolbee Av SE, shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday to find a 57-year-old woman bleeding from both legs. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

According to investigators, the victim was walking on Bates when an unknown man approached her and demanded her belongings. A struggle ensued, police said, and the woman was stabbed.

The mugger fled on foot.

He’s described as a black male, around 25-30 years old and about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a
black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

An investigation by the Grand Rapids Police Department’s Major Case Team is ongoing. Anyone who may have seen this suspect or who has any information about this case is asked to call police at 616-456-3400 or the Silent Observer tip line at 616-774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at


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