Police: Man robbed CVS store while on his phone

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Detroit – Police are seeking help identifying a man who robbed a CVS drug store on the city’s east side last month while apparently casually talking on his phone.

The suspect entered a CVS in the 10600 block of Gratiot Avenue at about 10:50 a.m. on Monday August 23 and appeared to be talking on the phone.

He walked up to the register and demanded money from the cashier. While no weapon was ever seen the suspect kept one hand in his pocket as if armed until a CVS bag filled with an undisclosed amount of cash was given to fled out of the store in an unknown direction.

The Detroit Police Department needs assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on the city’s east side.

Police described the suspect as a dark complexioned black man in his late 30s or early 40s, wearing a gray baseball cap, a dark colored hoodie and blue jeans and carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information about him or the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Fifth Precinct Investigative Unit at (313) 596-5540 or Crimestoppers at 1 (800) SPEAKUP.