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Suspect sought in armed robbery at BP gas station in Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
Surveillance cameras captured a man who used two handguns to hold up a gas station customer early Tuesday on the city's west side.

Detroit police are seeking tips to find a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery this week that occurred on the city’s west side.

The suspect entered a BP gas station in the 15000 block of West Seven Mile about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, bumped a customer near the counter then pointed two handguns and demanded money, investigators said in a statement.

The victim took an undisclosed amount of cash from the ATM machine located inside the store and handed it to the suspect, who might have fled in a a four-door silver Chevrolet Equinox near the alley, the release read.

Authorities on Friday released surveillance images of the suspect. He is described as an African-American man in his 20s or 30s, 6-foot-2, with a skinny build and medium brown complexion. He was last seen wearing a dirty white or gray T-shirt, light blue jeans and old brown lace up shoes.

Authorities believe the suspect might have fled in a four-door silver Chevrolet Equinox near the alley.

Anyone who recognizes him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct at (313) 596-1240. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.