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Posted on Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

Armed robbers hold up cash advance business in Pittsfield Township

By Cindy Heflin


Police stand outside a cash advance business with a dog after an armed robbery Friday night near Washtenaw Avenue and Golfside Drive in Pittsfield Township.

Courtney Sacco |

Two armed men held up a payday loan and check cashing business on Washtenaw Avenue in Pittsfield Township Friday evening, fleeing with cash and employees’ cellphones, Pittsfield Township police said.

The men entered the business, near the intersection of Washtenaw and Golfside Drive, and ordered the employees to the floor, said Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick. No one was injured.

The robbers were last seen fleeing west from the business on foot, Schick said. Ypsilanti police responded with a dog to attempt to track the suspects, two black men wearing all black.

The robbery occurred shortly after 5 p.m. No further information was immediately available.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2012 : 10:44 a.m.

You may as well ask drug addicts if they think their suppliers should be regulated or policed. They will say 'no' because they like the drugs - until their lives are ruined.fairness, and I would love to see exactly how the questions were asked, by whom, and when. Just after granting a loan perhaps? Dignity is a slippery concept but it does not reside in lies and manipulation. Loan sharks are just that - loan sharks. We are allowing the ethics of the mafia and gangland to infect civil life and pretending that putting a shiny web-site on it makes it OK. It doesn't.

ms 2013

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 : 8:37 p.m.

lord plz let them get caught soon

Basic Bob

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 : 3:50 a.m.

Is that Pittsfield Police Department's Tahoe with Ypsi's dog?


Sat, Dec 8, 2012 : 7:14 p.m.

Men in black black?


Sat, Dec 8, 2012 : 1:50 a.m.

Is that the one by the laundromat? Sounds suspicious. I'm pretty sure the door has to be unlocked for you to get out...


Sat, Dec 8, 2012 : 11:30 a.m.

That is the laundromat in the photo.It used to be Don Carlos restaurant.Can't mistake that brick wall for anywhere else.

Ann English

Sat, Dec 8, 2012 : 1:13 a.m.

It sounds like the business was near a PAWNshop, or near where there once was a pawnshop. On the south side of Washtenaw.


Sat, Dec 8, 2012 : 1:38 a.m.

Ann....That pawn shop has been gone for YEARS.It's one of those locations that businesses change so much it's hard to keep track of them