Clipped From The Ludington Daily News
Grand River Store Yields Cash, Jewels EAST LANSING (UPI) - A jewelry store robbery, in which two armed bandits hauled off a "considerable amount" of cash and jewels, has prompted merchants to call for resumption of police foot patrols in East Lansing's business district. Two gunmen held up the Rossow Jewelry store on E. Grand River near the Michigan State University campus Friday, herded five persons into the basement and tied them up before escaping. One of the five was able to escape and run to a nearby store where he called police. Bill Keezer said a man ran into his store crying "Call the police, I've been robbed." "We untied the rope on his hands, called police and went back to the shop," Keezer said. He said they untied the remaining four persons and then attempted to determine what was stolen. "The store looked like it had been gone through with kind of a shambles," Keezer said. "This is a serious situation where they're coming in broad daylight and hitting these places the way they are." According to Keezer, it was the third time in six weeks robbers have hit stores on E. Grand River during the day. He said merchants are worried about continued holdups and believe one way to stop is police walking the beat. Authorities said the amount of cash and value of jewels stolen was not immediately determined but said it was "a considerable amount." They said a man approached the store as the bandits were escaping and gave chase, but was not able to catch up with them.