Police arrest suspect in robbery, attempted car theft

Posted at 1:26 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 13:26:23-04

The Eaton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man suspected of a strong arm robbery, attempted theft of a vehicle and purse snatching.

Deputies responded to a call of a man attempting to steal a vehicle in the 4800-block of South Waverly Road in Lansing Thursday night.

Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim was fighting with the suspect. The suspect hit the victim in the head with a liquor bottle and punched the victim several times while trying to steal a vehicle.

The suspect was arrested and the victim was treated at the scene.

Police say the suspect was also involved in an early afternoon purse snatching in the same area. The suspect walked up to a woman and ripped her purse off her arm and ran away. The victim was not hurt.

The 32-year-old Benton Harbor man is currently being held at the Eaton County jail and multiple charges are being sought from the Eaton County Sheriff's Office.