A man says he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night on a bike path in Genoa Township.
Police say this crime happened just before 11 p.m. near the corner of state Route 3 and Freeman Road.
The victim told police that as he was walking, the suspects approached him and demanded his wallet.
On Monday, Amy McConnell and Heidi Voss told 10TV that they always walk the Genoa Township bike path during the day, but admit they were shocked to learn that someone was robbed at gunpoint on the path at night.
"I would say it's very rare I would say I come over here two three times a week there are people with their dogs and their kids and it seems like a very safe place,” said McConnell.
Police say a 24-year-old man was walking Saturday night when he told police he was approached by three men who appeared to be about 18.
“Several individuals approached him from behind and one of them had a handgun and demanded money from him,” said Police Chief Stephen Gammill.
According to the police report, the suspects took $30 from the man then ran through the woods towards Genoa Middle School.
Police tell 10TV they are looking at surveillance video from this market near the trail to see if the suspects may have entered the store before or after the crime.
Detectives say they are still reviewing the tape to see if it shows anyone who matches the description of the suspects.
Police admit while an armed robbery in this area is rare, they want people to remember the bike path closes at dusk.
“So the message is use the bike path, but please don't use it at night,” said Gammill.
As for McConnell and Voss, they say the crime won't deter them from getting their exercise, but both say they will be more aware of their surroundings the next time they hit the path.
“I think it can happen anywhere. I think you always have to be careful, whether you're in the parking lot at a Meijer or you’re walking on the path you always have to be looking around.”
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