Men arrested in shooting with police questioned for ATM heists
Six people in custody
DETROIT – Six men were arrested at a house on Detroit's east side Tuesday morning following a shooting with police.
The man in custody are being questioned in connection with several violent ATM heists in the city.
Undercover officers tracked the suspected robbery gang to a house in the 5400 block of Elmwood near McDougall and East Grand Blvd.
Police said while they were watching the house, a man came out armed with an AK-47 and opened fire at them. An officer's driver's side door was hit but no officers were hit.
SWAT team members surrounded the house and used a PA system to demand the suspects exit the home. Local 4 cameras captured the dramatic surrender with six people leaving the home with their hands up.
A search of the home turned up two assault weapons and ammunition.
The six are being questioned in connection with several robberies dating back to last summer. The gang drives a stolen car or van through the window of area gas stations and storms the shops to steal the ATM machines.
No one has been hurt in the robberies.
This morning, a clerk at the most recent ATM heist at the BP on Warren near I-75 in Detroit said he's thrilled the group may be under arrest and that since the robbery he watches the door day and night worried the gang with come crashing through again.
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