Grosse Pointe police said a man assaulted and robbed at gunpoint two sisters, ages 14 and 11, near the intersection of Charlevoix and Lakeland on Sunday.
Police are still searching for the man.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of Charlevoix and Lakeland, the girls saw a black man in his twenties approaching them and thought he was out for a walk. The man shoved one of the girls to the ground and displayed a handgun. He wrestled one of the girls’ cell phone away from her and ran north on Lakeland through residents’ yards.
The suspect had altercations with other people during his escape when he pointed his gun at two residents and their dog, according to Stephen Poloni, Grosse Pointe Director of Public Safety.
The girls screamed for help and nearby residents called police. Grosse Pointe police responded and were assisted by neighboring police departments in creating a perimeter but the suspect has not been found. He was last seen heading west through a resident’s yard on Lakeland, according to police.
“The girls are obviously shaken but both are fine,” Poloni said.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs between 230–250 pounds. He was wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.
If you have any information about this case, please call the City of Grosse Pointe Public Safety Office at 313-886-3200.