Police: Mount Clemens man assaulted, robbed

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find the suspect who beat and robbed a Mount Clemens man early Saturday morning during a cellphone sale that went bad.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said the suspect is a male, about 5 feet, 7 inches with a stocky build. He was wearing a red tank top and red shorts at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (586) 307-9358.

Police said the victim, 27, was walking to a drug store on the corner of Groesbeck Highway and Cass Avenue in Mount Clemens at about 1 a.m.

He was approached by another man who asked if he wanted to buy a cellphone, according to authorities.

The victim bought the phone from the suspect for $13. But during the transaction, the victim told investigators, he noticed an occupied vehicle parked nearby with its lights off.

After the sale, he feared for his safety and ran, according to officials.

The victim said he was tripped by a couple of individuals, who then beat him. One of the assailants then stabbed the victim, police said.

He lost consciousness after the attack, according to authorities.

When he woke up, he discovered he had been robbed of $960.

Police said the victim walked to a friend’s house nearby and went to sleep. After resting, he called his father, who took him to a hospital to be treated.

Hospital staff called police at 9:40 a.m. Saturday to report the man’s injuries. Officials said he had numerous cuts and bruises on his face and scalp as well as a laceration on his hand.

cramirez@detroitnews.com