Brothers allegedly hold up man at gunpoint in Wesco parking lot.

October 10, 2022

Brothers allegedly hold up man at gunpoint in Wesco parking lot.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY — Two men from Gaylord, Michigan who are brothers allegedly held up a man at gunpoint in the parking lot at the Wesco convenience store on State Street Sunday, Oct. 9, shortly after 11 a.m., according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The men, ages 53 and 43, fled the scene in a vehicle but were captured by sheriff’s deputies a few miles away heading east on M 20, said Sheriff Mast.

“Deputies were dispatched to Wesco where the victim called and said he had been held up at gunpoint by two men demanding a large amount of cash,” said Mast. The men were found to be in possession of the weapons the victim had described, which were two handguns.

No one was injured by the guns, although a physical altercation may have occurred, said Mast. The men did not successfully steal anything from the victim. The victim and the suspects “were known to each other,” he said.

The victim’s wife was at the scene and recorded the incident with either still photographs or video clips with her cell phone, said the sheriff.

The two men are charged with armed robbery, felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon. Their names are not being released pending arraignment. 

Armed robbery is punishable by up to life in prison. Felonious assault carries a four-year maximum, and carrying a concealed weapon is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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