August 5, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Men use ploy to rob Harrison Twp. gas station

Police are looking for two men who used a good-deed ploy Sunday night to rob a gas station in Harrison Township.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday night, the owner of a Citgo gas station in the 35500 block of Jefferson was counting money when a man knocked on the locked door, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

The man told the owner that he had found a wallet in the store’s parking lot and that he wanted to turn it in, police said. When the owner unlocked the door, the man pulled the door handle and another man, wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun, ran up.

The man pointed the gun at the store owner’s face and told him to get inside, police said.

The men ordered the owner behind the counter, facing the wall, while they took money from the cash register and an open safe.

After the robbery, the two men left the store and ran to a side street. A K-9 unit tracked them to Lamour Street, where police believe the men got into a vehicle.

One is described as 20 to 25 years old, 6-feet-tall with brown hair. He was clean shaven and wore a black shirt and dark blue jeans. The other was 6-feet-tall with a medium build. He was wearing all black, including gloves and a ski mask, and carried a handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (586) 307-9358.

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