PONTIAC, MI – One of 4 suspects left behind his backpack during an armed robbery on September 25th, 2019. One of his accomplices should have told him that you do not want to be identified when committing any crime that can get you locked up for many years.
At about 8:30PM Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 70 block of Omar Street on the report of an armed robbery with long guns. When deputies arrived on the scene, they were met by the victim a 58-year-old woman, who stated that four black males had robbed her. The victim stated that she was in her home when a subject knocked on the back door. The victim asked who was there and the suspect replied “me”. The woman opened the door and was met by four black males, three of which had long guns in their possession.
The suspects range in age from: 37-year-old man, a 27-year-old man, a 15-year-old boy and the 4th is unknown. All of the suspects are from Pontiac.
The suspects ordered her to the ground and told her to give them the money. The victim handed over $500.00 cash. The suspects then told the victim to go down in the basement and show them where the safe is. The victim went to the basement where her 19-year-old grandson was and led the suspects to the safe. The suspects grabbed the safe, which was about 2’X 1’ in size, and fled the residence. The safe had about $3000.00 dollars in cash in it.
The suspects fled in an older model Suburban or Avalanche toward University Ave. The victim then called the Emergency Operations Center for help. The woman said she recognized two of the suspects from being at her home in the past.
An Evidence Technician processed the scene. One of the suspects left behind a backpack with his identification in it. There were no injuries reported at time of the incident. Deputies canvased the area for the suspects with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.
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