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Posted on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 6:36 a.m.

Masked gunman robs Burger King in Pittsfield Township

By Lee Higgins

A masked man jumped a counter and robbed a Burger King in Pittsfield Township at gunpoint Wednesday night, township police said.

At 10:14 p.m., the man entered the restaurant at 6190 West Michigan Ave., jumped the counter, pulled a black handgun on a cashier and demanded money, a police news release said.

After the 21-year-old male cashier handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the man left the scene. No one was injured, the release said.

The suspect was described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a gray jacket, green pants, black shoes and a black ski mask. Police said he may have left in a vehicle.

Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at 734-822-4958.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 2:29 p.m.

I hope he took their new french fries because they're really awful!


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 1:11 p.m.

Had to be the hamburgler......


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 1:02 p.m.

people are finding out that Pittsfield Township is not very safe, the crime continues to climb at alarming rates---I think there was just a millage vote for the police dept and it passed---more money is not working-----I don't see very many traffic stops--which always produces good results, ie--felons removed from the streets , through finding out they have outstanding warrants for their arrest---a great possibility of finding drugs, guns---stolen property--etc--can't find that stuff, unless someone is stopped---That was the trademark of the Michigan State Police, until local police depts decided they could better serve the people ----- the money for the State Police went away---and now we are all seeing the results---neighborhoods, that are less safe---


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 2:53 a.m.

The safest place is one unarmed. Proof positive that a cop is too heavy to carry.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 1:36 p.m.



Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 5:20 p.m.

Green pants? Seriously?


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 3:44 p.m.

Desperate criminals do desperate things. (this just goes to show, officers don't just sit in the station).


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 1:51 p.m.

Wow....didn't think this place did any business customers. Hmm. Maybe it is an easy target.


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 1:05 p.m.

FYI, this Burger King is literally right across the street from the Public Safety facilities in Pittsfield which houses a fire station and police station! This guy must have been gusty, desperate, crazy (take your pick) to pull this off right under the noses of law enforcement!