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Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 12:24 p.m.

Police alert businesses after rash of armed robberies near Brighton

By John Counts


Green Oak police are asking the public to contact them at (810) 231-9626 if they recognize this suspect who robbed a 7-11 Friday night.

Courtesy of Green Oak police

Police issued an an alert to businesses and retail stores after two armed robberies took place Monday morning in Livingston County.

At 7:15 a.m., the BP gas station at 204 W. Grand River Ave. in Brighton was robbed, according to information from police. The PNC Bank at 8130 W. Grand River Ave. was hit next, at 9:45 a.m.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 7 inches tall, wearing sunglasses, a black winter jacket and hoodie underneath the jacket. The suspect's weapon was described as a black semi-automatic handgun. Additional information will follow if more information becomes available.

The alert came just a few days after the 7-11 at 11501 Grand River Ave. was robbed in nearby Green Oak Township. Just before 8:53 p.m. Friday, a man walked in with a black scarf on his face brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money, according to Green Oak police. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.

The suspect in that robbery is described as a white man, 20-30 years old, 5 foot 10 inches tall and about 180 pounds. In addition to the scarf on his face, the man was wearing a knit winter cap with ear flaps, a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Call your local police or Livingston County Central Dispatch at (517) 546-9111 if you observe someone matching the suspect's description.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 2:11 a.m.

Update: I just read in the Livingston Press & Argus tonight that today's two Brighton area robberies were done by two different suspects. I blame the down economy and the lack of support by the wealthy business owners and our Congressmen who have continually pulled the rug out from under the little guy and make it impossible to live on what little wages they're willing to give us while denying us benefits or higher wages to cover our insurance needs (which, in turn, are forced upon us by them). Goes to show ya, you can't be safe anywhere anymore.

you can't handle the truth

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : noon

Assuming your liberal nonsense is true, I don't think that makes pulling out a gun on someone OK. These things aren't done to put food on the table, they are done to put a needle in the arm.

An Arborigine

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 10:32 p.m.

Hope they can apprehend the perp(s) and do something about that rash!

you can't handle the truth

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 7:25 p.m.

It is funny that 2 robberies in a day is called a "rash." Here in Wastenaw Country, we call that "Monday."


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 6:36 p.m.

Yeah, three armed robberies since Friday night, all on a relatively small stretch of Grand River, is a rash in Livingston County, where people aren't numbed by the constant barrage of robberies like they are in Washtenaw and Wayne counties. In the rest of the state, other than Flint and Pontiac, this type of thing is not a daily occurrence.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 7:31 p.m.

Yeah they just have a huge heroin problem instead.....(still waiting for lawnet to show actual evidence of that...)


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 7:24 p.m.

That's funny. : )


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 6:59 p.m.

Because even robbers don't want to visit Livingston County?


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 4:32 p.m.

2 = rash??


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 12:33 p.m.

I count 3.