Grosse Pointe Park police are looking for a man who reportedly followed an elderly woman into her backyard and attempted to rob her as she walked home on Sunday morning.
According to a police report, the woman was returning from buying a Sunday paper at about 10:45 a.m. when a man approached her in the 1100 block of Wayburn near her home.
The man followed the woman into her backyard where he demanded money and searched her pockets, the report said.
When the woman tried to yell for help, he covered her mouth but then ran off on foot without getting anything, the report said.
Grosse Pointe Park Chief David Hiller said Monday that police searched the immediate area both in Grosse Pointe Park and the neighboring Detroit area but did not find the man.
Police have described the man as a black male who is tall, thin and clean cut.
No arrests have been made and an investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact the Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Department at 313-822-7400.