Warning issued after 2 women attacked in Oakland County - New York News

Warning issued after 2 women attacked in Northville, Farmington Hills

Posted: Updated:
The Village Green apartment complex in Farmington Hills, Mich. The Village Green apartment complex in Farmington Hills, Mich.

By FOX 2 News Staff

NORTHVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) -- Police believe the same man is responsible for robbing and attacking two women in separate Oakland County communities on Wednesday.

Suzie Johnson, Senior and Adult Enrichment Coordinator at the Northville Community Center, is issuing a warning to her members after a 69-year-old woman was robbed and attacked in her own driveway on Lake St.

Police say she spent Wednesday morning at the center and there's a chance she may have been followed home. "This is very disconcerting," said Johnson.

The victim says after parking her car in the garage she was approached by a black male in his 30s wearing a three-quarter length brown coat who wanted her to take part in a survey. Police say the victim noticed the man didn't have any identification and when she asked for it, she was attacked. It was the last thing she remembered.

Police say she suffered a broken jaw and a severe head injury and when she woke up in her driveway, her purse and cell phone were gone.

Later on Wednesday, a similar attack took place in Farmington Hills at the Village Green condominiums on Eight Mile Road near Grand River Avenue. Police say a 42-year-old woman was approached by a man with a similar description. He struck her in the head with a club-type weapon and fled.

Police believe the cases are connected. "(The suspect) is looking for females, alone and isolated. The best advice I can give is if you're a female and you're driving alone, make sure nobody's following you," said Northville Police Chief Gary Goss. "Be aware of your surroundings."

Police say the suspect may be driving a light tan Ford Taurus.

Anyone with information is asked to called Northville or Farmington Hills police.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:36:46 GMT
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
  • Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:58:48 GMT
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
  • Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:33:11 GMT
    New Haven police say they have charged a Westbrook with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.
    Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. New Haven police said Wednesday that 50-year-old Jeffrey Jones, of Westbrook, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, threatening, reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices