Oakland County Sheriff working to Solve Two Armed Robberies in Pontiac

PONTIAC, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is requesting any information that the public might have to solve two armed robberies that took place within an hour of each other.Armed-Robbery

At 4:17AM on Thursday July 25th, 2019, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a robbery that had occurred in the area of N. Perry and Glenwood. The 37=year-old victim, of Pontiac, stated that he had been walking home to Matthews street from the gas station located at Perry and Glenwood when he was approached by five male subjects wearing masks and other face coverings.

One of the subjects produced a silver handgun and stated, “Run your pockets.” The victim gave the subject all the money he had ($4.00). One of the other subjects then hit him with a piece of metal/pipe in the head several times. The five subjects then ran off and the victim ran home. The subject was treated by Star EMS for cuts to the top of his head.

Deputies canvassed the area, but no suspects were located. Detectives are investigating.

The second incident that Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating occurred at 5:20AM on Thursday July 25th.

Deputies were dispatched to the Pontiac sub-station front desk for a robbery that had occurred in the area of Orchard Lake Road and Exchange. The 52-year-old victim, of Pontiac, stated that he had been walking in the area of Orchard Lake and Exchange with his headphones on when he was approached from behind by a group of four or five subjects with masks or face coverings.

The subjects immediately started punching him. One of the subjects had a yellow piece of metal/club and began hitting him in the head with the object. The victim stated he began fighting back and was able to disarm the subject with the club, but in the process, he dropped his Apple tablet and his Samsung phone. The subjects then grabbed the tablet and the phone and ran off towards Exchange and W. Pike.

The victim believes that the subjects got into a car and fled the scene but is not sure of the type of vehicle. The victim then walked to the Pontiac sub-station with the yellow club that he took from his attackers that he provided to Deputies.

Authorities believe that the same suspects from the earlier incident were involved in the second armed robbery.

Deputies canvassed the area, but no suspects were located. Detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information on the below two armed robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.  There is a $1,000 cash reward leading to an arrest and you will remain anonymous.

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