Police: Robber Follows Elderly Woman Into Home With Knife

April 20, 2019 - 4:39 pm

HARPER WOODS (WWJ) - A man who allegedly followed an elderly woman into her home and robbed her at knifepoint has been taken into custody. 

The incident happened just before 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 18600 block of Old Homestead, near Kelly Road and East State Fair. 

Police say the man followed the woman into her home, pulled out a knife and demanded cash -- then took off running. 

Officers responded to the scene and a patrol member spotted the suspect in the area. A perimeter was set up and shortly after a K-9 unit was deployed, the suspect was located and taken into custody without further incident. 

The man is being held without bond until he's arraigned.

Police believe this was a random crime, and say the victim does not know the suspect. She was not injured. 

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact police at 313-343-2530 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.