2 charged in Detroit robbery on city's west side

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Two men have been charged in connection with a Detroit robbery last month on the city's west side.

The pair was accused of approaching a 70-year-old man early Aug. 1 on Dexter, pushing him to the group then stealing his debit card and cash.

Deshawn Robinson, left, and Ashton Currie

Investigators learned that the victim's card had been used the same day at a Project Green Light gas station in the 9000 block of Grand River, authorities said. 

Using footage from the business, officers identified the suspects as Ashton Currie, 24, and Deshawn Robinson, 21.

Both were arrested Sept. 12 at separate locations and taken to the Detroit Detention Center. The men were arraigned last week.

Currie was charged with one count of unarmed robbery, identity theft, and illegal sale/use of a financial transaction device.

Robinson was charged with one count of unarmed robbery.