Arrest made in Detroit Family Dollar armed robbery
A woman was arrested Wednesday in connection to a Family Dollar armed robbery and assault that was caught on camera last week.
The 25-year-old unnamed woman was taken into custody with help from "great investigative skills and tips from the community" following the release of video from the 7 p.m. March 22 incident on the 15000 block of West Seven Mile Road, police said. She allegedly was seen in store surveillance footage assaulting the store clerk during the robbery.
Police still are searching for a male suspect also seen in the video. He is described as a man in his early 20s with a medium complexion, around 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds. He was wearing a black North Face jacket and red jogging pants with a strip down the side. He was armed with a gun, police said.
The brazen, mid-day crime was caught on camera as sunlight streamed through the Family Dollar windows, giving cameras what police hoped was a clear view of the act.
Investigators hoped the footage would spur tips leading to the pair seen hitting and robbing a worker at gunpoint.
The suspects allegedly entered the shop and demanded money from the cash register. But as the 36-year-old store manager tried to open it, “one of the suspects assaulted her and hit her on the head with the handgun,” police said in a statement last week.
A nearly two-minute video authorities released last week showed one suspect, whose face was covered, point the weapon at the victim several times while his accomplice appeared to scour the counter.
At another point in the clip, the manager raised her arms and stepped back as the pair both seemed to rummage.
After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled on foot through an alley, police said. The employee later was treated at a local hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police 12th Precinct Investigative Unit at (313) 596-1240 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.