Waterford Township police report that a pair of hold-ups during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 28 are being treated as related incidents, although both remain under investigation.
During the first incident that occurred near the area of Tilden and LaSalle, a 45-year-old man was walking around 2 a.m. when he was approached by a pair of black males, according to a Waterford Police Department report.
One of the suspects was described as standing 6-feet-tall, clean shaven, in his late teens or early 20s, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The man allegedly pointed a black revolver at the victim’s head and demanded that he empty his pockets. The victim relinquished his money, cell phone and cigarettes.
The second suspect — described as about 5-foot-8-inches, clean shaven and about the same age as the other suspect — was wearing a blue sweatshirt, dark pants and a dark skull cap, according to police. He also demanded the victim’s shoes and jacket.
Both suspects fled the scene.
During the second incident, which occurred around 3 a.m. on April 28 on the 3100 block of Huron (M-59), about a mile away from the first robbery, a man who had run out of gas apparently foiled the attempt to rob him.
The 49-year-old man had walked to the nearest gas station to purchase gas to put in a portable can. As he was walking back to his car, three approximately 18-year-old black males reportedly approached him and demanded his money and wallet. The victim refused. He then opened the gas can, splashed gas on the suspects and acted as if he was reaching for a lighter, causing the suspects to flee.
If you have any information on either incident, contact Waterford Police Detective Greg Drumb at 248-618-6053.