Police continue intensive criminal search

Jan. 26, 2013  PLYMOUTH VOICE.




Police in Northville and Farmington Hills have launched a manhunt for the suspect who brutally attacked and robbed a 69 year old woman in the City last week and a 42 year old female later the same day in Farmington Hills and have now released a police composite sketch.

The two separate incidents occurred on Wednesday, January 16, but they believe the assaults were committed by the same man. In an effort to find the suspect, investigators just released a sketch to the news media of the man believed to be responsible for the attacks.

Both victims were hospitalized with serious head injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 35-years-old, 5’10″ to 6’2″ with a medium build. His vehicle is described as a light brown, four door, late 90’s model Ford Taurus.

According to a police report issued by Northville City Police Chief Gary Goss, a 69-year-old woman was attacked Wednesday morning in her driveway after returning to her home on Lake Street from the Northville Community Center.

According to the police report, the woman put her car in her garage and was walking down her driveway when an African American male in his thirties with a medium build, wearing a dark, ¾-length cloth coat and carrying a burgundy portfolio approached her and asked if she would take part in a survey. The victim questioned the type of survey and noticed that the person did not have any type of identification such as a lanyard with an identification card or badge and asked to see some I.D. This is the last that she remembered of the incident, she told police. She regained consciousness and managed to get into her home and call a friend who took her to Providence Hospital.

The victim suffered a fractured jaw and a severe head injury. She has been admitted to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The victim’s purse was taken containing her cell phone, credit cards and identification. The cell phone has been recovered in Farmington Hills. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a light colored, possibly tan, sedan.

The Farmington Hills Police reported a similar incident involving a woman being attacked after arriving home in her vehicle just before 11 p.m. yesterday. Both attacks occurred on Wednesday.

Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus described the incident.

“She was making trips back and forth to her car, and during one of those trips she was hit on the head with some kind of stick or club and the suspect fled, probably … due to the commotion,” Nebus said. “We were receiving 911 calls.”

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