Suspect sought in Roseville assault

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
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Roseville — Police continue to investigate a report of a weekend assault of a woman in a restaurant parking lot, officials said.

Police said the incident took place at about 1 a.m. Saturday at a National Coney Island restaurant in the 28000 block of Groesbeck near 12 Mile.

The victim had been in a car leaving the parking lot when someone started "pounding on the vehicle’s windows and began yelling obscenities," investigators said in a statement. When the woman got out and started to apologize for backing up toward the man, "the suspect called the victim a racial slur and punched the victim in the face," the release read.

The victim, a 20-year-old African-American woman, reportedly lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital for treatment, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reported. The man is described as a white male, between 20-25 years old.

The suspect left the scene in an older model Buick. Detectives were given a license plate for the suspect's vehicle, but the plate is registered to a Ford pickup, police said.

Detectives are waiting for surveillance video from the restaurant and area businesses.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Roseville Police at (586) 447-2100.

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez

Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed