Honey buns too tempting for thieves with gun

Breana Noble
The Detroit News

An odd theft at a gas station over the weekend has police wondering what’s with honey buns that the thieves pulled a gun to get them.

Detroit police are looking for information on two suspects after the armed robbery at a gas station in the 8000 block of Woodward on Sunday in the New Center neighborhood.

The two allegedly lifted three boxes of honey buns from the gas station and pulled a gun on a security guard to complete the heist, Officer Dan Donakowski said.

What drew these two to the sticky confections? Who knows? says Donakowski.

“I mean, it’s whatever they wanted at the time,” Donakowski said. “We’ve seen it all.”

At 1:25 a.m., one of the males walked over to the honey buns, took three boxes and headed for the door, Donakowski said. The security guard tried to stop him, and the other male pulled out a gun and directed the guard to step back. They sped off with the buns in tow.

Police said the suspects escaped in a gray, two-door Honda with a temporary sticker on it, according to police. A black male with a dark brown complexion was armed and wearing a black T-shirt and dark shorts. He is approximately 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

The second suspect is a clean shaven, black male with a medium Afro and a light complexion. He was wearing a white T-shirt and beige “Dickie” pants at the time, according to police. He is about 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds.

Anyone with information on the incident are asked to call Detroit police’s criminal investigation unit at (313) 596-1340.

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