An Eastpointe man was arrested and is accused of using a gun to threaten an elderly man for money and pills.
On April 13, two men went into a Fraser apartment and used duct tape to tie up the elderly man inside. They showed a gun and threatened to shoot him unless they were given money or pills.
The victim's son came out of a bedroom and confronted the two men. The suspects struck him in the head with the gun. They then duct taped his hands and feet. The son was able to go onto the second floor balcony and jump to the grass below. The suspects then took off without getting and money or pills.
Investigators checked the victim’s phone records and found a questionable call to the apartment on the date of the crime asking if the victims had any illegal pills to sell.
A fingerprint was found on duct tape that was taken from the scene and sent to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The fingerprint matched the suspect who called about the pills.
An arrest warrant was issued.
On Friday, detectives searched the suspect’s Eastpointe home. He later came home to discover a search warrant was executed at his home. He went to the Eastpointe Police Department to ask about the search and was arrested.
Mandez Perrez-Eugene Igus, 30, was charged Monday with facing armed robbery charges and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. He was given a bond of $5,000. He faces life in prison if convicted.
It’s unclear if police have made contact with the second suspect in this investigation.