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2 armed men rob Family Dollar on Detroit's east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Two men robbed the Family Dollar store on the 14300 block of Gratiot on Nov. 20, 2018.

Detroit — Two men who police described as both tall with guns robbed a Family Dollar store on Detroit's east side Tuesday night.

The armed robbery took place about 9:25 p.m. at the Family Dollar on the 14300 block of Gratiot, north of East Seven Mile.

Detroit police spokesman Dontae Freeman says the two men entered the store, pointed a gun at the 25-year-old male clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied, and the men left.

Police offered descriptions of the two suspects. Both are black males standing about 6 feet tall. 

One is slim with a medium complexion, with a black-and-gray mask and a handgun.

The other is slim with light skin, dark-gray jogging pants and a handgun. Police say they may have fled in an older model silver Ford Taurus, north on Gratiot, headed toward Eight Mile.