Grosse Pointe Farms Police Alert: Jogger Robbed at Gunpoint

Grosse Pointe Farms Police ask residents to be on the alert for two men who reportedly robbed a jogger this afternoon at gunpoint.


Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Office issued a Nixle Report at 2:11 p.m. this afternoon asking residents to be on the look out for two suspects wanted for an armed robbery of a jogger near Moran and Charlevoix in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Police report the robbery victim was jogging on Moran when approached by two black males who were in their early 20's, thin and under 6' tall. 

First suspect was wearing a black hoodie and had a black revolver. The second suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a hat and eye glasses. 

The men reportedly took a blue 1G iPod Shuffle with silver headphones by gunpoint.  Both suspects were last seen on foot north bound on Moran. 
No vehicle was seen by the jogger.

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The jogger was not injured. The police were contacted approximately 15 minutes after the robbery.

Please contact Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety if you have any information about this incident.  313-885-2100

Joe MacDonald December 19, 2012 at 06:04 AM
GP For Life, your assessment is spot on. I dug deeper into the FBI's "Crime in the United States" reports and discovered they have data for cities with at least 10,000 people back to 1985. During the period between 1985 and 2010, Grosse Pointe Park's per capita crime rate peaked at 67 crimes per 1,000 residents in 1986. Since then, it has fallen to just 21.5 crimes per 1,000 residents in 2010, the lowest crime rate reported in the last 25 years. Crime is always a principal concern in GP, but it used to be much worse. Perhaps the difference now is that everybody is much more aware of crimes when they do happen...there was no internet, smart phones, and social media in 1986.
GP For Life December 19, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Thank you, Joe. Certainly, social media is playing a role, but there are a number of other factors. In uncertain times, like ours, people see crime and feel more threatened by it. As the population denisity of the surrounding community contiues its decline, in theory, we should see less transient crime in our community. In short, there are a number of reasons why the statistical crime rate is going down and why some people feel less safe. This however should not excuse us from taking vigorous action to deter criminals from feeling like they can enter our community with impunity.
Todd December 19, 2012 at 05:50 PM
You must work in a different Troy than I do. Rich ladies from West Bloomfield are being robbed at the valet stand at Somerset. Weird, Oakland Co. may not be the Utopia you describe after all. Or are you just trying to rabble-rouse? Yeah, maybe that's it.
Todd December 19, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Then promptly lose your voice with a personal "community policing" approach. No thanks. Demand financial responsibility out of the nimrods in the Woods and get the City a firetruck and we are all set.
Joe MacDonald December 20, 2012 at 07:28 AM
GP For Life, I concur wholeheartedly. Despite the improvement in crime rate, criminals still threaten the life and property of Grosse Pointers and nobody deserves to be violated by unlawful acts. Community cohesiveness is key. Grosse Pointe residents, business owners, elected officials, and law enforcement officers must be proactive and vigilant to thwart would-be scofflaws who intend to threaten and endanger GP citizens.


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