By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
SOUTHGATE — Two young men risked a maximum prison sentence for a minimum amount of cash when they robbed a tanning salon.
South Beach Tanning Salon, 13262 Northline, was robbed a few minutes before 11 p.m. Aug. 10, and left with $266, Public Safety Director Thomas Coombs said.
Armed robbery is punishable by up to life in prison.
“They came in right around closing time,” Coombs said. “They produced a handgun and told the clerk to give them the money.”
The robbers were described as white men, age 18 to 20. One — who produced what the clerk described as a small, semi-automatic handgun — had dark brown hair, thick eyebrows and was wearing a white shirt and a black bandana around his face. The second was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was carrying a small, nylon bag.
Coombs said the men were last seen headed north in a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Investigators viewed surveillance footage of the robbery — which was broadcast on local television — and Coombs said several leads have come in regarding the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call Southgate police at 734-258-3060.
(James Mitchell can be reached at [email protected].)