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Man assaults senior citizen, robs her and real estate agent

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Source: Flint Township Police Dept. Source: Flint Township Police Dept.
Source: Flint Twp Police Dept. Source: Flint Twp Police Dept.

Detectives are investigating after they say a man in a ski-mask barged into a home as a real estate agent was showing it to an older woman, robbed them and assaulted the older woman.

Flint Township Police Lt. Brad Wangler said police responded to an armed robbery about 6:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 3300 block of Renault Drive.

He said a male suspect entered the home with a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money before assaulting an 81-year-old woman. The woman was taken to a local hospital for a head injury. She has since been released.

Investigators said the suspect took a cell phone and purse from the woman, and the cell phone of the real estate agent before taking off in a maroon Chevy Cruze that went south on Van Campen Road.

The suspect is described as being in his 20s, with a skinny build.

"It's a nice quiet neighborhood where a lot of older folks are in here. You don't see things like this. Kids were scared. Parents were scared. It's just crazy how everything unfolded," said Scott Clardy, neighbor.

While he said it is unusual to see crimes like this in his area, he is now itching to move his family elsewhere.

"We know it's a quiet neighborhood and that anything can happen, but it definitely scares people. So we've been looking to move and this just kinda puts more emphasis on, 'hey, let's try to get out of here,'" Clardy said.

If you have any information, call Det. Lacey Lopez at 810-600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 800-422-JAIL.

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