Utility: Crews Robbed at Gunpoint Restoring Power in Detroit
From the article:
A utility says three line crews have been robbed at gunpoint of cash and cellphones while trying to restore power in Detroit after weekend storms.
Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy Co., tells the Detroit Free Press each robbery involved two or three suspects and it’s possible the robberies are related. The Detroit News reports one happened Saturday and the others were Monday.
No employees were injured. Lynch says they’re advised to avoid carrying cash.
Avoid carrying cash? That’s the best advice that they are given? Seriously? And why aren’t utility worker’s armed?
I knew someone that worked at the fire department in Detroit. The person said people would be shooting guns while they were trying to put out fires.