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Sale of PlayStation Leads to Armed Robbery in Rochester Hills

Armed robbery occurred late Friday in parking lot of bowling alley. Suspect remains at large.

Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.

The sale of a PlayStation video game console led to an armed robbery in Rochester Hills late Friday, according to Oakland County Sheriff's officials.

According to the department, deputies were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Friday to Avon Lanes Bowling, 150 W. Tienken, for a report of an armed robbery that had occurred in the business' parking lot. The victim told deputies he had made arrangements to meet an unknown man in the parking lot to sell his PlayStation video game system. 

A man in a ski mask and armed with a handgun approached the seller and his acquaintance in their vehicle and took the PlayStation and wallets of both men, along with their cell phones and car keys.

According to the department, deputies checked the area but were unable to find the man, who was believed to have fled the scene in a gold Chevrolet Impala. The investigation is ongoing and surveillance footage from the bowling alley is being reviewed. 

In Bloomfield Township, a similar incident occurred Dec. 10 in a Best Buy parking lot when a 2 a.m. PlayStation 4 sale originating from classifieds website Craigslist.org led to an armed robbery. In that case, the driver fled in a black PT Cruiser with tinted windows. 

Scott December 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Hey Amanda Holly! This is just the type of behavior you like, people robbing and stealing! Aren't you so excited!? Wow, I just can't wait to be the victim of wealth redistribution from hard working to the lazy folks that don't want to work for a living.

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