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Men Try To Extort Money For Stolen Pool Cues

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MONROE (WWJ) - Two men from Kentucky are in the Monroe County Jail facing extortion charges related to stolen pool cues.

The men were arrested by Michigan State Police at Cabela’s in Dundee earlier this week after setting up a meeting with the original owner of the pool cues.

The owner received a call on Monday from two Kentucky men, who said he could get the pool cues, worth about $11,000, back for $2,000.

The victim contacted police, who set up the meeting and made the arrests.

Back in 2008, a Ypsilanti man was arrested after he tried to sell the stolen cues, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, back to the owner. The cues had been stolen from the owner’s Ida Township home. While most of the cues were recovered, some were still unaccounted for.

The suspects told police they got the cues in Cincinnati as a payment of a debt from another pool player.

The suspects are facing charges of extortion and receiving and concealing stolen property. They are expected to be arraigned Friday.

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