Suspect sought in Detroit store armed robbery

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are working to find a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery reported at a store last week on the city’s east side.

The man walked into a MetroPCS in the 1500 block of E. Lafayette at about 7:45 p.m. Jan. 15 to ask about a cell phone and “then approached the clerk armed with a black handgun and demanded money from the register,” investigators said in a statement.

He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the release.

To spur tips leading to an arrest, authorities on Tuesday released surveillance footage of the suspect.

He is described as an African-American, age 21 or 22, with a medium complexion, last seen wearing a black hat and dark coat with a zipper covering his mouth.

Anyone who recognizes him, knows his whereabouts or has information on the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5740. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.