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Detroit police seek assistance in identifying three suspects who robbed a store on the city's northwest side April 4, 2016.

The three customers stared straight ahead as they walked past the store counter in northwest Detroit last week — toting an array of merchandise none had paid for.

An indoor camera filmed their hasty exit, and authorities hope that footage leads to the trio wanted for the larceny reported April 4 in the 7000 block of W. Seven Mile.

The two men and a woman entered the business there at about 8:45 p.m., “loaded up bins with items and left the location without paying for them,” police said in a statement.

A brief video clip investigators released Thursday shows the female — described as an African-American, age 25-35, with long black hair and wearing a dark coat — starting to leave first. She is seen lifting a large blue container crammed with goods from a shopping basket behind another visitor at the store counter.

Without turning to look back, the woman swiftly walks around the man and toward the front door, followed immediately by her male companions.

One, described as a 5-foot-9-inch tall black male aged 25-35, appeared to carry a hand basket overloaded with items while wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and white-and-red shoes. The other man — also an African-American in the same age range, standing about 6 feet tall and wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans — rushed behind, lugging a host of items with both arms.

“The store employee advised the suspects to stop and they disregarded his request,” police said. “The merchandise taken was valued over $1,000.”

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about their whereabouts is asked to call Detroit Police 12th Precinct detectives at (313) 596-1245 or (313) 596-1240. Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or the DPD Connect app.


(313) 222-2117mhicks@detroitnews.com

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