Sheriffs seek out 2 men who robbed check-cashing women

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Pontiac — The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for two men they say pulled an armed robbery of two women who had just cashed a check in Pontiac, according to a media release.

The incident took place Tuesday afternoon, about 5:21 p.m., in a parking lot on the 300 block of W. Kennett Road. The women, one 62, the other 44, had come from cashing a check when they were approached by two masked men.

“The two males approached the victims, took a purse from one female and cut off the fanny pack of the other female with a knife,” the release said. The masked men ran behind the building on foot, while one of the victims ran back into the store to report the robbery.

An employee ran after the suspects and saw them get into a “blue extended cab pickup with a taped-up back window” streets from the scene of the alleged crime. Police soon arrived and conducted a search of their own. They are still investigating, the release said.

The suspects are thought to be an Hispanic male, about 20 years old, and of thin build, and a black male, also about 20, who is heavy set.