Police: man used fake gun in robbery

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published December 2, 2015

 Michael Jacobi, 22, of Warren, is charged with armed robbery after he allegedly pointed an airsoft gun at a man washing his hands in a restroom.

Michael Jacobi, 22, of Warren, is charged with armed robbery after he allegedly pointed an airsoft gun at a man washing his hands in a restroom.

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Troy police arrested a 22-year-old Warren man after he reportedly pointed what was later determined to be a fake gun at a man washing his hands in a restroom of an office building at 888 W. Big Beaver Road at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 1.

Police said the suspect pointed an airsoft gun at the man and demanded his wallet.

Troy police Sgt. Meghan Lehman said the victim was able to disarm the suspect while the suspect was holding the victim’s wallet.

Lehman said the victim struck the suspect with the gun, and a fight ensued. The fight spilled out into the building lobby, where another person helped the victim hold the suspect down until police arrived, according to reports.

The victim and the suspect sustained minor injuries during the incident, police said.

Michael Jacobi was arraigned on a charge of armed robbery Dec. 2 and is being held on a $25,000 cash/surety bond.

Jacobi did not have an attorney at his arraignment and requested a court-appointed attorney.

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