Two Detroit-area cops suspects in gas station robbery

Richard Thompson Contributor

Two Detroit-area police officers were arrested this weekend in connection with a July 21 gas station robbery. The veteran cops, who have 37 years of experience between them, are suspected of robbing two 20-year-old men at a Detroit Citgo gas station.

The officers were off-duty at the time of the robbery, allegedly approaching the scene in a private vehicle and wearing their police badges. They are said to have stolen cash, a wallet and a cell phone.

No official charges have been filed, though one of the victims said they were assaulted and sustained minor injuries.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig responded to the ongoing investigation at a press conference Monday afternoon.

“At this point in the investigation there has been no nexus made between that incident, the gas station, and others, but we are still taking a look at that,” Craig said.

Craig reiterated that the incident should not reflect the overall conduct of the Detroit police force.

“The vast majority — and I mean 99.9 percent — of the men and women working in the Detroit Police Department are committed to doing what’s right,” Craig said. “It’s certainly like anything else… it’s always that very small percentage that’s responsible.”

Craig also mentioned that there at least two other unsolved police impostor robbery cases still ongoing.

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