Robbery victim hit by car while trying to flag down drivers for help

Posted at 7:10 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 07:48:38-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A woman was hit by a car while trying to flag someone down for help, after a suspect stole her cell phone early Wednesday morning.

Police say it all happened shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Crofton, on the city’s southeast side. A suspect armed with a gun robbed the victim of her cell phone and ran off. The victim then attempted to flag down vehicles for help, but ended up getting hit by a car, and the driver did not stop.

She was able to make it to the area of Garden and Prospect to call for help. Police say she suffered cuts and bruises and is expected to be okay.

This is being treated as an armed robbery, as well as a separate hit-and-run investigation. No suspects are in custody at this time.