Woman robbed, hit by car in Grand Rapids

Woman hit by car, robbed in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A 31-year-old woman is recovering after being robbed at gunpoint and hit by a car in Grand Rapids this morning.

Police say the woman was approached by a man demanding her property near the intersection of Garden Street and Prospect Avenue just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3.

The victim was walking to work at the time of the crime. The man showed her he had a handgun and she took off toward an oncoming car for help.

The car did not stop and instead hit her and fled the scene. The suspected robber stole the woman's belongings and left her in the road before taking off.

Neighbors heard her calling for help and called 911.

She suffered some cuts and bruises, but is expected to be OK.

Police are still looking for the suspect that robbed her and the driver that hit her. At this time, descriptions of the man or the car have not been released.

If you have any information, please call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 1-866-774-2345.

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Kayla Fortney is a digital producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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