It wasn't an April Fools joke. Flint police are investigating four armed robberies in the city overnight. The last one occured at a popular nightclub, the Peppermint Lounge. Police were called to the scene around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday. The bar is located at Richfield and Center.
The bartender told police he was approached by a man with a wrapped gun. The suspect put the gun on the bar. The bartender throught it was an April Fools joke. Flint police say it was no joke. He demanded cash. It's unclear whether he got any.
Police say there were three other armed robberies overnight. One occurred in the parking lot outside the Walgreen's on Dort Highway in Flint. Later, a similar armed robbery occured outside the Rite Aid store on Atherton Road. Also, a "strong-armed" robbery occured outside a home on Carelton Street.
It's unclear if any of the robberies are related. No one was injured.