Man robbed at gunpoint after stopping to help someone along I-96

Posted at 9:13 PM, Oct 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-24 21:25:45-04

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A man was robbed at gunpoint along I-96 Friday afternoon after Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies say he stopped to help a woman whose car appeared to be broken down.

The robbery happened at about 2 p.m. on westbound I-96 near the 10 mile marker.  Deputies say the victim stopped to help the woman and a man put a gun to his back and robbed him.

The suspects then made the man get in the ditch and fled in their car.   That car is described as a silver two-door with a temporary license plate in the rear window.

Deputies say it may be a late ’90s or 2000s style car, but no make or model was given.   They believe the rear window is tinted.

According to a release, the first suspect is a white female in her 40s with brown hair.  The second suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, roughly 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build.  Officials say he was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball hat,  a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information on this incident should call Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT.

Officials say if you see someone whose vehicle is broken down on the side of the highway, call 911 to assist the occupants.