Man threatens to shoot Detroit judge, steals her purse during robbery in Lafayette Park

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 11:27:35-04

A judge on her way to church service Sunday morning was robbed in Lafayette Park near downtown Detroit, police say.

Sources tell 7 Action News the judge was picking up some friends in the 1500 block of Cherboneau for church around 8 a.m. Sunday when a man approached her.

According to police, the suspect threatened to shoot her and demanded her purse. She gave him the purse, which had a gun, money, keys, identification and more inside.

We're told the suspect is a black male, between 35-40 years old. He is around 6-feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds and was last seen wearing a white jacket, gray pants and dark shoes.