Armed robbers target Metro Detroit bars

Surveillance video shows men rob Wyandotte bar

WYANDOTTE, Mich. - Police in several Metro Detroit communities are searching for armed robbers who have struck bars in Dearborn, Southgate and Wyandotte.

Police believe men who appear on bar surveillance video got away with more than $10,000 during several armed robberies.

Surveillance video from a Wyandotte bar shows the armed trio enter the busy business and fire shots. Customers and employees hit the floor for safety.

One robber pulled a waitress by her hair and later dumped cash on her. Another armed robber entered the bar's office where he confronted the manager and left with the cash drawer.

"We've got a real problem here," said Wyandotte Police Chief Daniel Grant. "These guys are going around, going into bars, with some very heavy artillery."

Police said the same group of men hit a Dearborn bar. A waitress at that bar told Local 4 she was assaulted by one of the robbers as he grabbed for cash.

A Southgate bar also was hit by the trio. They busted into the place after hours. The bar owner said he is thankful the robbery happened when the place was closed.

"It was disturbing. I felt violated," said Nicholas Brigandi, of Nick's Tap Room.

The robbers fled before police arrived.

Police are looking for two white men and one black man who are believed to be in their 20s.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Wyandotte, Dearborn or Southgate police.

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