Two sought in tanning salon robbery

Sunday Times Newspapers

SOUTHGATE — Two young men risked a maximum prison sentence for a minimum amount of cash when they robbed a tanning salon.

South Beach Tanning Salon, 13262 Northline, was robbed a few minutes before 11 p.m. Aug. 10, and left with $266, Public Safety Director Thomas Coombs said.

Armed robbery is punishable by up to life in prison.

“They came in right around closing time,” Coombs said. “They produced a handgun and told the clerk to give them the money.”

The robbers were described as white men, age 18 to 20. One — who produced what the clerk described as a small, semi-automatic handgun — had dark brown hair, thick eyebrows and was wearing a white shirt and a black bandana around his face. The second was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was carrying a small, nylon bag.

Coombs said the men were last seen headed north in a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Investigators viewed surveillance footage of the robbery — which was broadcast on local television — and Coombs said several leads have come in regarding the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southgate police at 734-258-3060.

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