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Police seek bomb-threat robber



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Sheriff's dept released a surveillance photo of the suspected bomb-threat robber from last night. He apparently put together a pretty realistic looking bomb. Any info, call 1-888- TURN-1-IN (888-887-6146). (click for larger version)
January 19, 2011 - Investigation continues into a robbery of the Sashabaw Road Kroger's store in Independence Township.

According to police, a white man about 40 years old, 5 foot, 5 inches, thin build wearing glasses, green jacket, and camouflage hat, put a package on the counter of the pharmacy and demanded Vicodin, saying he had a bomb, 6:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. The store was evacuated and area secured for Michigan State Police Bomb Squad. They arrived at 8:04 p.m., and, using a remote controlled robot, cleared the scene at 9:05 p.m.

Also, a deputy's car out of Springfield Township assisting at the scene caught fire, at 6:50 p.m. It was an electrical fire inside the engine compartment. Deputies disconnected the battery and extinguished it.

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