Armed robbery suspect makes off with $18,000 from Cash Land
An employee of an Ypsilanti Township check-cashing business arrived at work Saturday morning only to have a male suspect follow her in and take $18,000 from a safe.
“She was unlocking the door and the suspect put something to her back she thought was a gun,” said Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. “He made some statements that he had a gun.”
Deputies were dispatched to Cash Land, located on the 1500 block of Holmes Road, for the armed robbery at approximately 8:15 a.m.
The employee, a 30-year-old Wayne County woman, told police the man demanded that she take him to the safe and open it. The man then placed the cash in the bag.
“He took the money and took off,” Fox said.
The man then ordered the woman to lie on the ground as he fled the area.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, 5 foot 10 inches tall, medium build, full beard, wearing a beige hat, blue jeans, gray turtleneck and gray sunglasses.
The woman told police she had seen a gray or blue car pull up into the parking lot shortly after she had.
Police continue to investigate.