Why does the article have to mention that the suspects were "black males"? Isn't that racist? And how is that information helpful? Aren't most of the residents of Pavilion black? Here is a kinder, gentler way to present that information: "If Obama had sons, they would look like the suspects".
Pavilion bank robbery suspects still at large
Submitted by Howard Owens on April 6, 2012 - 7:28pm
Authorities are still trying to locate two black males involved in a robbery of the Five Star Bank branch in Pavilion this afternoon.
According to Deputy Chief Jerome Brewster, a black male wearing wearing a blue and white striped shirt, jeans, a red ball cap and sunglasses entered the bank and 3:25 p.m. and presented a note demanding cash.
The robber fled with an unknown amount of money and jumped into a silver or grey pickup truck driven by another black male.
Around the same time as the bank robbery, a stolen vehicle was located on Crossman Road, off of Starr Road, in Pavilion. The motor was still running on the green Dodge Intrepid.
The car was stolen earlier from the park-and-ride lot off the I-490 in Le Roy.
It's unknown at this time if the stolen car is related to the bank robbery.
A couple of witnesses spotted the suspects fleeing and investigators are sorting through witness statements.
Officials say a photo of the bank robbery suspect will be released at some point this evening.
In October 2009, the same branch was robbed by a white male wearing a distinctive jacket. Nick A. Hawkins, 28, of 24 W. Main St., Le Roy, eventually admitted the robbery.
Law enforcement units from Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties and the State Police responded to today's robbery.
Scott, it was not racist at all!
It was part of a physical discription, think about this for a second.
Just like the news, police look at Who, what, where, when and how.
A person's height, weight, gender, race, hair color are all part of a physical description.
By your definition, it would be sexist to say a male robbed a bank, age discrimination because it was announced he was in his twenties, and height discrimination because he was approximately 5'9" tall
Scott, I lol'd
a description is a description
Loved the first pic, Howard. The angle and B&W. Thanks to you & Billie for great coverage.
Again, great coverage. You're really getting around these parts. Great photos.