Victims in Pontiac Tied-up and Robbed by House Guest

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PONTIAC, MI – Deputies were dispatched to the 60 block of W. Colgate at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 for a report of a robbery. Armed Robbery

Upon arrival Oakland County Sheriff deputies located two victims, a brother, who is a 57-year-old male resident of Pontiac and his sister, who is a 68-year-old female resident of Pontiac, who stated that they had been assaulted and robbed by a male subject they had recently let stay in their home.

The suspect, a 49-year-old male resident of Pontiac, assaulted both victims and tied them up to chairs in the kitchen. The male subject took the victims cell phones, house phone, and left in the victim’s vehicle.

The victims worked their way out of the ropes they had been restrained with.  They then went to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Auto Theft Detectives responded to the scene to assist in locating the stolen vehicle. The suspect’s phone was pinged to an address in Ferndale.

The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries to their faces and wrists. The victims were treated by STAR EMS at the scene.

It is unclear at this time if the suspect is in custody.

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