Armored car robbed in Melvindale

By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers

MELVINDALE – Police are seeking three suspects who robbed an armored truck driver Monday.

Melvindale Police Det. Lt. John Bajorek said two men armed with black handguns and wearing Halloween masks and hooded sweatshirts robbed the driver of the Total Armored Truck about 8:30 a.m. that day on Oakwood and Dix after he picked up cash from the Metro Mart gas station, 2661 Oakwood.

Bajorek said police are not releasing the amount of money, but said it was a large amount.

He said one man pointed a gun at the driver while he was still inside the armored car and demanded the money. The suspects then jumped into a black Chevrolet Impala driven by a third unknown suspect and fled. The armored car driver chased them into Dearborn until he lost sight of the truck near Michigan Avenue and Jonathon.

The driver did not get a description of the driver of the getaway vehicle.

Bajorek said police reviewed surveillance footage and are waiting for a copy of it to further their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Melvindale Police Department at 313-429-1070.

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