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Suspects sought in Detroit CVS armed robbery

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are turning to the public for tips leading to an arrest in an armed robbery at a CVS Pharmacy last week on the city’s northwest side.

Surveillance footage released Tuesday shows a masked man in dark clothing using a gun to force a manager back into the store in the 10000 block of West McNichols at about 5 a.m. Feb. 8.

“Once inside the suspect disarmed the security guard and forced several employees into a back office,” investigators said in a statement. “The suspect then forced the manger to open the safe, and removed the contents from inside.”

The suspect then swiped an undisclosed amount of money from the front registers before fleeing in a waiting vehicle driven by another man, according to the release.

Authorities describe the suspect as an African-American, between 5-feet-8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160-180 pounds.

A full description of the driver was not available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct Detectives Unit at (313) 596-1240 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.