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Posted on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 4:02 p.m.

Man robs Ann Arbor Check 'n Go after passing note to clerk

By Kyle Feldscher


Ann Arbor police are searching for this man, who they say robbed a Check 'n Go Friday afternoon.

Courtesy of Ann Arbor police

Ann Arbor police are looking for a man who robbed a Check ‘n Go on West Stadium Boulevard Friday afternoon after passing a note to a clerk.

Ann Arbor police Detective William Stanford said police responded at 1 p.m. Friday to the store at 1912 W. Stadium Blvd. after being notified of the robbery. Stanford said the man entered the store and passed a note to a clerk behind the counter.

No weapon was seen on the man but Stanford said the note implied he had one.

“He was given the money and he demanded the clerks all turn away and forced them to lay on the floor,” he said. “He then fled the store.”

The man left the store on foot. Stanford said there were several witnesses to the robbery but investigators were unable to locate the man.

He’s described as black, 6-feet-2 inches tall, between 180 and 190 pounds, wearing a brown coat, dress shoes, black pants, gloves, a scarf and a hood.

“He was all bundled up and it’s 50 degrees out,” Stanford said

Police are asking any member of the public who might have seen the man or witnessed the robbery to get in touch with Stanford. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Stanford at 734-323-2628 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 8:10 p.m.

Note reads: "May i borrow your cash vault. I promise not to return it. PS i have a gun. Thanks!"

ms 2013

Sun, Jan 13, 2013 : 7:12 p.m.

hope its not my ex cause crack will make u go rob anything just to get a high


Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 9:12 p.m.

This is, without a doubt, the absolutely worst caught-on-camera shot I have ever seen posted by the mainstream media....

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Sun, Jan 13, 2013 : 12:58 a.m.



Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 5:56 p.m.

I'm surprised to see that the cashiers aren't behind some kind of glass and don't they have some kind of alarm button to push to alert the police?


Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 5:40 p.m.

One robber robbing another. What goes around comes around as far as the karmic justice of this robbery.

harry b

Fri, Jan 18, 2013 : 5:54 p.m.

Check and Go provides a service. People should go to the bank that the check was drawn on to escape the fee's. Why would anyone go here?

music to my ear

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 3:32 p.m.

well if he were so bundle up how do we know he was black hum.was just his eyes exposed.


Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 1:28 p.m.

The clerk should have told him that the Rob And Go is next door.


Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 3:52 a.m.

Looks like a robot doing a jaunty little dance

Ann English

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 11:58 p.m.

I thought that particular Check-n-Go was robbed one evening last year, or the year before.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 11:07 p.m.

At least there were witnesses. Looks kinda like Elsie the cow in a jumpsuit to me.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 11:06 p.m.

Cops should check the liquor store next store and see if somebody matching the description made any rather large purchases shortly thereafter.

Honest Abe

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 9:36 p.m.

What the robber did to Check N Go, is what Check N GO does to everyone else.


Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 11:22 a.m.

You don't have to apologize, Abe. The robber BROKE the law to steal money, Check N Go USES the law to steal money.

Honest Abe

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 1:04 a.m.

I was using tongue in cheek, because those kind of places have high fees for most services. Lighten up....


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 10:51 p.m.

How ignorant do you sound!? Check N Go doesn't force people to walk in their door and loan and use there services. Those people go willingly and use their services. That does not make it okay for someone to rob a business and put innocent people in harm.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 10:25 p.m. this is OK? Are you advocating that armed robbery is OK? I'm quite shocked that allowed this. Actually, not.

Honest Abe

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 10:22 p.m.

If people were just...I don't know.....'more careful' overall, this world would be near perfect. Food for thought!!


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 10:15 p.m.

Check N Go actually breaks the law? If people were more careful with their money, they could actually open an account at a real bank. Wouldn't have a need for these places then. Food for thought!


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 9:05 p.m.

Not a very good picture. It looks like he has a bucket head!

music to my ear

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 1:22 a.m.

his head is down it looks like a computer in the back ground

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 10:08 p.m.

It took me a few looks to get it, but it appears the man's head is ducked in this photo and he's looking toward the ground.

Kyle Mattson

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 9:58 p.m.

Agreed there appears to be a glitch above his head in the photo, maybe i'm seeing things wrong but it looks like he has a ski mask on. Either way, what stood out the most is the fact that he was wearing dress shoes...

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 9:16 p.m.

I don't know about robbers but I hear the city keeps its money in buckets. ;)