A 36-year-old Milford woman arrived at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Howell Township at approximately 10:37 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2020. As she was getting her two children, ages 3 and 11 months, out of her vehicle, a man with a knife approached her and demanded her purse.
The woman gave him her purse, and he fled on foot. She saw him get into a gray Honda. She called 9-1-1 as she watched the Honda.
A deputy from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was on the Tanger Outlet Mall property when he was dispatched and located the suspect sitting in his car. As the deputy approached the Honda, the Honda fled the scene after the deputy activated is emergency lights. The deputy pursued the Honda westbound on I-96 from M-59 and it exited at Fowlerville Road. After it exited at Fowlerville Road, deputies were able to get the car stopped without incident with the assistance from a trooper out of the Brighton Post of the Michigan State Police.
The suspect is a 21-year-old West Bloomfield man who is lodged at the Livingston County Jail. The incident is currently under investigation by LCSO Detective Bureau.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by MSP Brighton Post and Fowlerville Police Department.