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Man bumps into woman's vehicle then robs her at gunpoint in Detroit on Valentine's Day

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 01:24:04-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police are investigating two separate incidents from Valentine's Day into the overnight hours – an armed robbery and non-fatal shooting.

Here is the preliminary information form Detroit police:

Armed Robbery in area of Carrie and Iowa

On Feb.14 around 8 p.m., a 46-year-old female victim was making a turn at the intersection in the area of Carrie and Iowa, when the suspect in a white vehicle with a plastic bag over the rear window bumped into the woman's car.

The victim and suspect both exited their vehicles, according to police.

Police say at that point, the suspect pulled out a weapon and demanded the woman's purse and jewelry, then escaped in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported, police say.

The case remains under investigation.

If you have any information about this armed robbery, call Detroit Police Department’s Eleventh Investigative Unit at (313) 596-1140 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.


Non-Fatal Shooting in 9300 block of Kentucky

On Feb. 15 around 1:40 a.m. in the 9300 block of Kentucky, a 28-year-old male victim was walking when he was approached by the suspect who declared a robbery, then fired shots, striking the victim in the body.

The suspect then ran off northbound on Kentucky, police say.

Medics took the victim to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black beanie, red hooded sweater, black pants and is believed to be armed, according to police.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK- UP.