Suspect sought in Detroit Burger King robbery attempt

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking the public's help to find a suspect wanted in connection with the attempted armed robbery of an east-side Burger King this month.

Security video shows the suspect in the attempted Burger King robbery in the 17400 block of E. Warren, about 1:10 p.m., June 14.

The suspect entered the eatery in the 17400 block of East Warren about 1:10 p.m. June 14 and approached the counter as if about to order, police said in a statement.

According to police, the man then pulled out a gun and said, "Give me all the registers, this is for my kids!"

This frame from video surveillance shows the suspect revealing a gun.

He fled after workers and witnesses backed away from the counter, police said.

The suspect is described as age 25-30, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pounds, with a dark complexion, and full beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Investigators on Monday released images of the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 5th Precinct Detective Unit at (313) 596-5549 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.