2 Teens Robbed at Gunpoint Behind Library

Incident occurred behind on River Walk on Monday night.

Two teen-agers were robbed at gunpoint on the River Walk* behind the this week, according to a report released Friday.

The couple, a 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy from Shelby Township, told police a man approached the couple on the walkway around 10:45 p.m. Monday, showed a handgun and demanded money, according to the report.

The man received $25 from the couple before fleeing; no one was injured, the report stated.

An Oakland County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit was called to track the suspect, who was not found.

The suspect is described by police as a white male clean-shaven with bushy eyebrows and short brown hair, 20-30 years old and wearing a dark shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information can contact the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621.

* An earlier version of the story incorrectly stated the incident happened on the Paint Creek Trail. The trail actually ends west of the library; the River Walk connects to the trail near Rochester Municipal Park.

M.M. September 17, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Did anyone ever find him? Any updates?
Kristin Bull September 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Yes; the boy confessed shortly after. Here's the update: http://rochester.patch.com/articles/boy-16-confesses-to-robbery-behind-library
victoria June 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM
oh hey everyone im one of the teens that was robbed , and for all your informations it wasn't 10 pm and I was 18 at the time and he was 17. We had gotten dairy queen at 7 and walked the trail along with many other people that evening. Clearly this story was mixed a little.
victoria June 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM
oh yeah and we were not a couple
David Gifford June 22, 2013 at 07:14 AM
Victoria, thanks for stepping forward and updating us on this story.


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