Woman Robbed, Assaulted in Downtown Lansing Parking Ramp

By: News 10
By: News 10

A woman was sexually assaulted then robbed in a downtown Lansing parking ramp Wednesday afternoon.

The attack on the 50-year-old occurred in the North Grand Ramp at 200 North Grand Avenue at about 4PM.

Police say the victim told them she was going to her car when she was approached by a man. She says the man pushed her down to the ground and demanded money.

She says the attacker then ran his hand through her pockets taking money and property while sexually assaulting her through her pockets.

The victim says the attacker then ran away. The woman went to a nearby bank and reported the assault.

The attacker is described as a black make in his early 20's and clean cut. He was wearing a white-pink top and white shorts.


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  • by Sarah Location: Lansing on Sep 2, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    yes the crime rate in this city is on the rise and they are talking about more layoffs to Police..I KNEW this would happen when the milliage did not pass..and I find it funny how the people who complain of Police response times are mostly people who voted against the milliage...
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      by RT on Sep 3, 2011 at 09:34 AM in reply to Sarah
      Sarah, the cops can't be everywhere at once no matter how many are on the force--remember, the cops show up AFTER the crime has been committed. Dan in DeWitt has it right...we as honest citizens must take the initiative to protect outselves.
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        by Kelly on Sep 4, 2011 at 08:31 AM in reply to RT
        It's true that cops can't be everywhere, but fewer officers on the road means that it is nearly impossible to be proactive: the entire shift consists of running from call to call. More officers are necessary, not only to increase proactivity, but to increase officer safety. Officers do respond to calls after crimes have been committed, of course, but that is not always the case.
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          by Sarah on Sep 5, 2011 at 01:12 PM in reply to Kelly
          Exactly Kelly and with the treat of more layoffs to come its only going to get worse.
  • by Dan Location: DeWitt on Sep 1, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    Law abiding citizens must take steps to protect themselves from those that would assault and rob them. Violent crime is on the rise in Lansing and it's not going down anytime soon. I personally never enter the city of Lansing unarmed. For any of you that have a moral objection to this action, please remember that the scumbag that seeks to do harm to you probably does not have the same sense of morality you do. I would much rather read a headline of "Would be robber shot dead by citizen" than "Woman robbed and assaulted" any day.
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      by Kelly on Sep 2, 2011 at 08:01 AM in reply to Dan
      Well said, Dan. Violent crime will only increase. It truly is "us" or "them," and I truly hope that those who don't believe it, or have some "moral" objection to arming themselves never have the misfortune to learn firsthand how mistaken they are.
  • by BCKC on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:43 PM
    A woman was traumatized while leaving work, apparently and that's the best you can come up with? Prayers to the victim! Maybe "THEM" can show "they" to produce and distribute Meth - isn't that how they make ends meet? This is a crime - even if "they" were orange with green stripes you dumb bunny.
  • by andy Location: lansing on Sep 1, 2011 at 03:53 PM
    This is what happens when they get rid of people working in the ramps and replace them with automated pay boxes. Thank our wise and "frugal" mayor. I hope someday they will realize services are more valuable to citizens than executive assistances who make 6 figure salarys
  • by Kirbs Location: St. Johns on Sep 1, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    Ben, so that makes it ok? Would you be saying the same thing if it were your Mother, sister, or child sexually assaulted and robbed. I get the feeling you would not care either...
  • by ben on Sep 1, 2011 at 02:51 PM
    When the government stops giving "them" money, they have to find it other ways.
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