Woman robbed, hit by vehicle in Grand Rapids

Street signs mark the area where a woman was robbed then hit by a vehicle in Grand Rapids. (May 3, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 31-year-old woman was injured when she was hit by a car after being robbed, Grand Rapids police say.

It happened around 5:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the victim was walking in the 500 block of Crofton Street when a man with a large silver handgun approached. Police say the male suspect chased the victim to Garden Street and Prospect Avenue, where she was hit by a vehicle.

The robber, who was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and blue jeans, got away in a separate vehicle with the woman’s cellphone.

Police said the car that hit the woman was not involved in the robbery. Police said in a news release Wednesday that the second driver didn’t stop after police originally said the driver did stop.

The Grand Rapids woman was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening injuries, police said.

No suspects were in custody as of early Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team at 616.456.3604 or 616.774.2340 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.