2 men pretending to be US marshals rob pair in UP

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. State police say two men claiming to be U.S. marshals held two Upper Peninsula residents at gunpoint and threatened to shoot them unless family members paid a $10,000 ransom.

State police say the culprits left the victims unharmed after stealing an additional handgun and the victims' personal identification.

The incident happened Thursday in the unincorporated village of Watton. It's in Baraga (BEHR'-uh-guh) County's Covington Township, about 60 miles west of Marquette.

State police say the say the suspects are white men in their 20s who were driving a white Cadillac Escalade SUV.

State police say the suspects remained at large Sunday.

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