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Canton Township Public Safety Department
Saturday April 10th, 2010 :: 10:23 a.m. EDT


***Armed Robbery of Citizen***

***Citizen Awareness / Safety***

Early this morning, night shift responded to a report of an Armed Robbery of a citizen which had just occurred at approximately 0430 hours in the area of Lilley and Hanford. A 70 year male resident was warming up his car and loading luggage in the back hatch when he was approached by two black males on foot. One black male reportedly armed with a "long gun" the other armed with a silver handgun. The male's demanded money from the resident and then fled on foot.

This morning we learned of two other similar robberies with similar suspect descriptions which occurred in two other jurisdictions. (Taylor 0230 / Van Buren 0630 hours). At this time, we are warning residence of the potential danger and ask you to be extra diligent and constantly aware of your surroundings at all times. There is circumstantial evidence to link these crimes based on MO and suspect descriptions (all armed with similar described weapons). They have targeted victims as they approached their vehicles in the morning.

This morning we have requested all related information from the other jurisdictions and I have passed on what information we have to our Detectives and Criminal Response Team. I'm sure Sgt. Gajeski will put out more information as we receive it, please be extra careful until we are able to ID and apprehend the suspects.

Remember to report any and all suspicious activity to us immediately.

Lt. Debra Newsome
Patrol Shift Commander
Canton Police Department
Canton, MI. 48188

Canton Township Public Safety Department
1150 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-394-5400


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