Police: Robber hiding under poncho steals man's cash after threatening to shoot his dog
A man wearing a brown poncho over his head robbed another man of all his cash by threatening to shoot his pit bull in Ypsilanti Sunday, police said.
The victim told police the robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Jefferson Street had a brown poncho covering his face.
“(The victim) was outside in his backyard when the guy approached him,” said Ypsilanti police Lt. Deric Gress.
The victim said he saw something in the man's waistband the robber said was a gun, though a firearm was never seen. The man said he would shoot the victim's pit bull, which was in the backyard with him, if he didn't hand over money, police said.
The victim handed over all the cash he had on him, and the suspect ran off.
Police continue to investigate.