Monroe County authorities on the lookout for knife-wielding robber

Similar descriptions given in incidents that happened Sunday, Tuesday in LaSalle Township

Published On: Dec 18 2012 01:55:28 PM EST
LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office say a would-be robber armed with a knife that targeted a liquor store in LaSalle Township on Tuesday could be the same person who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.

In a statement, the Sheriff's Office said a man holding a large knife enclosed in a sheath walked into Midway Liquor on South Dixie Highway and announced a robbery. But the store's clerk pulled out a gun and scared the man away. The would-be robber was seen getting into a black PT Cruiser that was being driven by someone else.

On Sunday, a man entered Fred's Cash and Carry on Telegraph Road in LaSalle Township and threatened the cashier with a large knife before getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The Sheriff' Office said the man in that case was also seen getting into a PT Cruiser.

This is the description that has been released by the Sheriff's Office:

Michigan State Police and Erie Township police have joined in the search for the robber.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 734-240-7530.