Man in Batman mask attempts to rob elderly Ypsilanti Township woman

YPSILANTI TWP, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 1000 block of Studebaker in Ypsilanti Township around 6:30 a.m. after a man wearing a Batman mask tried to rob an elderly woman.

As the woman was entering her backyard from her house, police say a man approached her, threw his arm around her, and guided her toward her backdoor. When he asked if her husband was sleeping she told him he was in the bedroom with a loaded shotgun.

The suspect quickly took off toward the backyard gate and jumped over the fence. As he ran away, he shouted to the woman that he was sorry and just needed some money to feed his kids.

The suspect is described as a black male around 5’9”, with a thin build, wearing a gray hoodie and sweatpants, and a “Batman” style mask.

Deputies used a K-9 unit to search the area. The dog led them northbound and stopped at Tyler Road.

If you have any information regarding the suspect contact The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

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