Bearded man dressed as woman robs Detroit pharmacy

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A bearded man dressed as a woman robbed a Walgreens pharmacy at gunpoint Monday on the city's west side, police said.

The armed robbery took place around 10:50 a.m. on the 20000 block of West Seven Mile, police said. The man was wearing a black curly wig, a purple dress, white shoes and was carrying a brown purse and cane.

Police release surveillance footage Tuesday of the man as he stood at the pharmacy counter. An employee filled the suspect's purse with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency before the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect is described by police as a black male, 30- to 40-years-old, approximately 6-foot and weighing 250-280 pounds. He has a full beard and mustache and a dark complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at (313) 596-1616, Detroit police at (313) 596-5845 or email the investigator directly at

Citizens also may remain anonymous by leaving a tip on the department's app, DPD Connect, or contacting Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.

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