On Monday June 3, Pittsfield Township police arrested a Sebewaing man who is 25 years old and believed to be involved in a robbery that occurred at the BP station located at 4975 Washtenaw Avenue.
Police suspect that the man may also be involved in another BP station robbery that took place on the previous Saturday afternoon; this station is located at 3720 Washtenaw Avenue. In both cases, the suspect brandished what was described as a “long” gun or shotgun.
In the Saturday incident, Lt. Renee Bush of the Ann Arbor police said that the suspect demanded money from the clerk after entering the station and brandishing a long gun. He then allegedly fled on foot, getting into a white colored older model car behind the business, according to witnesses who were pumping gas.
On Monday, the 25-year-old suspect entered the BP station holding a shotgun and wearing a mask. While it was not revealed in a news article at Annarbor.com whether the suspect got away with money, he fled in a vehicle just as officers were arriving on scene. After investigators were notified that the man pulled into a location off of Golfside Road, a search was underway which included the K-9 unit shared by the Pittsfield Township and Ypsilanti police departments. The suspect was taken into custody after being located by an officer.
While it isn’t known for certain if the suspect committed both BP robberies, news reports indicate that in both cases the suspect was wearing a ski mask and brandishing a gun. The suspect in the Saturday robbery is described as a white male who is described to have a skinny build and height of between 5’8″ and 6′ tall.
Armed robbery is an extremely serious offense in Michigan. As all Michigan armed robbery lawyers know, an individual who is convicted of stealing money from an establishment while in possession of a weapon, or who even insinuates the presence of a weapon may face life in prison.
If you or someone you know has been accused of robbery whether armed or unarmed, it is critical that you consult with a talented Michigan criminal defense attorney immediately, so that work can begin to protect your legal rights and freedom.