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79-year-old woman tied up, robbed in metro Detroit

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 23:22:46-04

Farmington Hills police are investigating after a 79-year-old woman was tied up and robbed during a home invasion on Thursday afternoon.

According to police, it happened on Danvers Ct. which is near 12 Mile and Middlebelt.

Police say the 79-year-old woman was at home when the suspect knocked on the door. When she answered the door, the suspect asked if she had seen his dog. That's when the woman allowed the suspect in her home.

According to police, the suspect then hit her in the head with an unknown object, tied her up, removed her jewelry and fled the home.

Luckily, the woman was able to free herself and call 911. Police and paramedics arrived and she was taken to the hospital.

The suspect is described as a balding white man, 30-40 years old, 6-feet-tall weighing about 200 pounds. He is believed to have driven away in the car pictured above.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 248-871-2610.