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Strip club patrons report robbers with assault rifles in Southfield

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published October 9, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Local law enforcement officials are looking into two similar armed robberies that occurred recently.

Two men told police they were returning home from a strip club in Detroit at around 2:18 a.m. Sept. 19 and parked their car at the back of an apartment complex in the 16000 block of Nine Mile Road.

As they were getting out of the vehicle, the victims said, two men carrying assault rifles walked up to them. They were both ordered to the ground and to empty their pockets.

According to a police report, after both men emptied their pockets, one of the suspects started to look through the vehicle and took several items.

The victims told police that the suspects stole two iPhones, a gold necklace, a watch, a wallet, cash, a brown Gucci fanny pack, car keys, two Michigan driver’s licenses, debit cards and a pair of AirPods.

The suspects then fled the scene in a black, older-model Ford Fusion.

Police said a similar incident occurred at around 2:17 a.m. Aug. 1.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 21000 block of Harvard Road on a report of a man in a Dodge Ram being followed by an armed man in a Ford Fusion.

When police arrived at the scene and located the victim, the man said he had been at a strip club in Detroit and had spent a lot of money there. The man said he left the club at around 2 a.m. and headed home.

Once the man pulled into his driveway, he sat there for approximately three minutes before he noticed another vehicle pull up on the street at the end of his driveway.

The victim told police that a man armed with an assault rifle exited the vehicle and approached his vehicle.

“The victim immediately started his vehicle and fled eastbound across his lawn and the neighbor’s lawn to avoid the suspects,” police said in the report.

Police said the man believes he was followed home from the strip club in Detroit.

In both occurrences, police said, the victims described the suspects as two black men wearing masks, dressed in all black.