JACKSON COUNTY, MI — Police are looking for two unknown men who robbed and assaulted a Leoni Township man Wednesday night.
At about 9:30 p.m. on June 9, Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to the Meijer department store on East Michigan Avenue for a reported robbery.
The victim, a 30-year-old Leoni Township man, said two unidentified men had approached him earlier in the evening while he was sitting on the porch of his residence in the 1300 block of Seneca Drive. One of the men pulled out a handgun and forced the victim into his residence, said Blackman-Leoni director Mike Jester, where he was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.
The victim told police he was then forced outside and into his vehicle, where the men held him at gunpoint and forced him to drive them to the Huntington Bank ATM at Meijer.
The victim said he was told to withdraw money, though he took off running toward Meijer while doing so, and the suspects then took off in his vehicle, Jester said.
The victim’s vehicle is a blue 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, and has been entered into the Law Enforcement Information as a stolen vehicle.
During the incident, the victim was assaulted by the suspects, receiving non-life threatening injuries, Jester said.
Blackman-Leoni was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in this incident.
The incident is currently under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Bob Shrock at 517-788-4223. Further information will be released as available.
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