Police: Armed robber hit 5 west side dollar stores

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit Police has identified a man suspected in five recent armed robberies this month on Detroit’s west side.

Police say four of the five incidents took place on Grand River. Three of them, including one on Saturday, took place at the Family Dollar on the 22200 block of Grand River; the fifth took place at a Family Dollar on Telegraph.

Darryl Smith, 48, and an unidentified partner, who police continue to search for, allegedly started their crime spree on June 11 at the Grand River Family Dollar.

Two days later, it was a Dollar Tree on the 21300 block of Grand River. On June 17, the Family Dollar was targeted again. The next day, the Family Dollar on the 19100 block of Telegraph was robbed. Then, June 25, it was back to the Family Dollar on Grand River.

Police describe Smith as about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds and bald. The last time he was seen he was wearing a white tank top, black shorts, and a black t-shirt over his shoulders, police said.

Smith’s alleged partner is described as a dark-skinned man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with a short afro. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and a gray shirt over his shoulders.

Anyone who knows where Smith can be found should call the department at (313) 596-1616 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 800-SPEAK-UP.