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Posted on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 4 p.m.

2 men charged with armed robbery over demand for pack of cigarettes at 7-11

By John Counts


Corey Amison

Courtesy of WCSO


Delrico Perkins

Courtesy of WCSO

Two men accused of pulling a handgun on a 7-11 clerk and demanding a pack of cigarettes Wednesday were arraigned on armed robbery charges Thursday, police said.

Corey Amison, 23, of Superior Township, and Delrico Perkins, 18, of Ypsilanti Township, were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the incident happened at the 7-11 located at 2200 East Ellsworth Road in Ypsilanti Township around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The two men went to the store because they were dissatisfied with the price of an item previously purchased. Amison is accused of going into the 7-11, brandishing a handgun and demanding a pack of cigarettes. Police arrested the two men a short time later as they walked down Ellsworth.

Both men are being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on $25,000 cash bonds, police said.

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Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 8:31 p.m.

If cops are laid off, and guns are banned, at least we still have the reliance on the abject stupidity of the average criminal moron. Enjoy your stay at the Hogback Hilton boys.


Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 6:40 p.m.

Brilliant, juuuust brilliant..............

Superior Twp voter

Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 5:56 p.m.

Sincere, deep thinkers. Yea.


Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 1:06 p.m.

"The two men went to the store because they were dissatisfied with the price of an item previously purchased." Sure it wasn't the Loch Ness monster trying to steal their tree fiddy?


Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 1 p.m.

Forest Gump had a saying for this 2.


Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 12:55 p.m.

They were obviously walking to their Mensa meeting when this occurred.


Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 11:22 a.m.

Where is the basic self control? Sometimes I just wonder if they want to go to prison. No responsibility, reputation enhanced (in the hood anyway). Pretty stupid if you ask me - life is ruined over something so trivial.

Elijah Shalis

Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 2:31 a.m.

If only they had been in the headstart program as kids.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 3:54 p.m.

I know you mean that in jest. A fine example of yet another failed government program that costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year.


Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 11:46 p.m.

Maybe he wouldn't have to steal to support himself if he could find an employer that would hire someone with tatoos on their cheeks, eye corners, and middle of the forehead


Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 11:43 p.m.

Perfect!! Getting rid of some of the criminals that exist in Ypsi Twp and Superior Twp.


Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 10:47 p.m.

Am I mistaken or are their mounting cigarette-related crimes lately?

Marcus Adams

Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 10:31 p.m.

Armed robbery's still a felony. Might as well have taken a carton, a couple of 40s and a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20.

John of Saline

Fri, Apr 5, 2013 : 8:17 p.m.

"The two men went to the store because they were dissatisfied with the price of an item previously purchased." So, because they felt "disrespected" over a dollar or so, they decided to commit a felony? Brilliant move.