ChecknGold in Eastpointe robbed at gunpoint

Police release surveillance pictures of robbers

Published On: Mar 22 2012 11:33:32 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 22 2012 02:51:27 PM EDT
EASTPOINTE, Mich. -

Eastpointe police have released surveillance pictures of two people who robbed a ChecknGold on Gratiot Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the two entered the store just before 3 p.m. and one of them brandished a black semi-automatic pistol, forcing an employee to a back room and demanding money.

Police said the employee handed over an undisclosed amount of money and was then pushed to the ground by one of the robbers.

A K-9 was used to track the robbers, but they weren’t found.

Police said they think the robbers had a car waiting for them nearby.

Police descriptions of robbers:

1.White man in his late teens or early 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, thin build, had a black semi-automatic pistol. He was wearing a green jacket with light blue jeans and wore a white shirt or cloth over this head and face.

2. White man in his late teens or early 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches, thin build. He was wearing a red, white and black plaid hoodie with blue jeans and wore a brown or black shirt over his face.