UPDATE: McDonald's Robbery Happened Outside Restaurant

The suspect was last seen driving away in a grey Grand Prix.

Editor's note: This story was updated with more information on Jan. 9 from a version posted Jan. 8.

A man dressed in a black hoodie and a black hat stole three bank bags of money from a bank courier transporting money from a Rochester Hills McDonald's on Monday afternoon, police say.

According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at 12:53 p.m. Monday outside the Rochester Road McDonald's, north of Avon Road.

The victim told sheriff's deputies "that a gun was never seen but thought the responsible had one," the report stated. The suspect, who was about 5-foot-5-inches and in his 20s, fled the scene in a grey, four-door Grand Prix and was last seen driving toward the parking lot of a nearby fitness center, according to the report.

According to Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Jacobs, the suspect knocked the courier to the ground and knocked the bank bags out of his hand, then fled. The courier was not injured. Jacobs said there is no evidence that the suspect had a gun.

Rochester Patch will post more information as it becomes available.

Marty Rosalik January 15, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Peter, say hi to Stewie and Brian for me. If you know for a "fact" that multiple families are in single family dwellings... file a complaint. Turn them in to the school system! And since you like to play that “they don’t belong in my neighborhood” card… let me play mine. Stay south of Dutton. I’ve lost enough property value. I don't need another Quagmire out here.
David Gifford January 15, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Of all of the recent crime stories on Patch, how many have been from the "low rent" areas of Rochester/Rochester Hills? Saturday night: two men fighting in parking lot broken up by police taser, one man from Auburn Hills, one from Shelby. Theft from Rochester Hills Meijer, resident of Madison Heights. Attempted TV theft from KMart, resident of Pontiac. Jewelry store theft, Detroit resident. 3 teens rob a store in Rochester, residents of Belleville, Keego Harbor and Rochester. Even after we hear that many of these problems are caused by outsiders, we still want to point fingers at the renters. Is it your opinion that Rochester should be a gated community where only those who make over $75,000 a year need apply to live here?
Peter Griffin January 15, 2013 at 05:50 PM
ha-ha...real nice. If I hadn't heard that one many times over the past 10 or so years. Thanks for making fun of my name -- nice. You sound like one of my college professors, in grad school, who asked if "this was a joke" when my name appeared on the class list. Try giving your license to a police officer and he asks, "is this a joke". Thanks again...... BTW, I do live north of Dutton and keep my home up vey well. I don't think I would affect your property values in a negative way. I am actually trying to get a neighbor of mine to comply with the bi-laws in my sub and clean up his yard. He lives in a 4000+ sq ft home that he purchased as a forclosure and it has become the eyesore of the neighborhood. Again, thanks much for making fun of my name. Really appreciate it. Have a nice day...
Marty Rosalik January 16, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Well Peter, given the plethora of nasty and bigoted comments I naturally assumed a pseudonym. I’m still not convinced I’m wrong but I don’t expect so many nasty comments from easy to find identifiable people. You see long ago I lived in some of what you call “the dumpy” areas of Rochester Hills. I even lived in the trailer park off Avon east of John R. Now I have a hill top view of the Wyndgate golf course on two acres. NO subdivision rules for me. Far too many of your comments were way too abrasive to just sit by and not poke at you for them. I'm sorry if I offended you but you are hitting too close to home for me and some of my relatives. NONE of us are problems!
Patricia January 16, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Some good people do need rent at $500.00 a month on a fixed income or would have no place to live- they helped build this community. I take exception that if you can only afford this type of housing you are a bad element as thats what it attracts, Not true. This has to do with screening of applicant and management taking care of the premise. I see both Rochester and Rochester Hills promoting for people in the 100+K range and that excludes a lot of seniors, a lot of young professionals, a lot of widows, a lot a families where a job was lost or a lesser paying job taken. Management of these apartments need to be given the strong message of what the rental agreement allows, and then clean up the premise. Heck, a neighbor turned us in for a 13 year old vine/plant support in our backyard-didn't like the way it looked over our fence....and without any communication from the City, we got a letter of violation during the holidays---lived in the house for 29 years--and yet, the apartments go untouched....hmmmmm...


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