Armed Robberies Rise When Temperatures Fall

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Earlier this month, Lansing Police arrested the two men believed to be responsible for as many as 10 armed robberies in and around the Capital City. But there's been more and police say it's not unusual.

The drop in temperature typically means more armed robberies. Lt. Bruce Ferguson, with the Lansing Police Department, says it happens every year. In the spring, police tend to see more home invasions.

Since Monday there have been at least three armed robberies. Game Hits, on Saginaw Highway in Delta Township, was hit Monday afternoon by two teenagers. The store's owner was so sure the gun one of them was carrying was a cap gun that he refused to give them any money. He even jumped over the counter to try and keep them there until police arrived. Both boys broke free and took off.