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Detroit woman, 69, tased and robbed by attacker

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DETROIT (WJBK) - "It sounded like an electric shock and I kept hearing that," said a woman who did not want her face shown on camera.

She lives on Savanna off of Woodward and woke up to the sound of a woman being tased.

"Then I kept hearing, 'Help, somebody, help me.'" The cries for help were heard a little before 6:30 Monday morning.

Police say a man in his mid 20s robbed the woman, stealing her purse that contained medication, credit cards and about $900.

The victim was 69 years old.

Police say the man used his Taser on the the woman on her neck, causing her to fall to the ground. He even kicked her while she was down before riding off on his bike.

No one got a good look at the man who robbed the woman. Police say he may strike again.

"There was a Taser used, so obviously if we see that pattern now, we'll maybe have something additional to go on, so hopefully we'll be able to solve this in the very near future," says Detroit Deputy Chief Darryl Brown.

Police say the man is about 5-foot-8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a medium brown complexion and was wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

If you know anything you're asked to call Detroit Police at (313) 596-2200.

Shirley Hull is about the same age as the victim and is coming to grips with the fact that criminals are just as likely to prey on the old as they are the young.

"Knowing that I live here, and that something like that can take place," Hull said. "It's scary."

No one got a good look at the man who robbed the woman and sadly he may strike again before he's caught.

"There was a Taser used," said Deputy Chief Darryl Brown. "So obviously if we see that pattern now,  we'll maybe have something additional to go on  and be able to solve this in the near future."

Police say the man is about 5-foot-8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a medium brown complexion and was wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

If you know who he is please help police find him before he finds his next victim. Call Detroit Police at (313) 596-2200.
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