Police: Armed robber caught with cash in hand in Pontiac

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Oakland County Sheriff's logo

Tuesday afternoon in Pontiac, police caught the suspect in an armed robbery at a Verizon store, and found the man with both the weapon he used and the exact amount of money he stole, authorities said.

The armed robbery took place about 1:10 p.m. at the Verizon store on the 600 block of Baldwin, south of Montcalm.

A deputy responded to the 911 call and soon found a suspect, a 41-year-old Pontiac man, who fit the description given to authorities.

The suspect was jogging southbound on Baldwin, removing a hoodie and gloves as he jogged, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. 

An Oakland County deputy sheriff stopped the man and recovered an "Airsoft-type of handgun."

Airsoft guns don't fire bullets, but instead are designed to fire plastic BBs. 

When police doubled back to the store, the victim told police that a man carrying a handgun had come in and demanded money from the cash register and the clerk complied. Then the man fled southbound on Baldwin.

After getting a positive ID on the suspect, police arrested him — recovering the same $282 he had allegedly stolen.

Police took the suspect to Oakland County Jail. Charges are pending.