Suspect wanted in Lenox Township armed robbery

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Law enforcement is investigating if a man suspected in the armed robbery of a Lenox Township convenience store Friday is responsible for similar crimes.

In the latest robbery in Macomb County, a man walked into the 7-Eleven at 35931 26 Mile around 4:15 a.m., according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. He walked up to the counter and bought a pack of Newport cigarettes.

“After a few moments, the man produced a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money,” the sheriff’s office said in a crime report. “The man received money from the clerk and walked quickly from the store.”

The robber is described as about 30 years old, 5-foot-7 with a ruddy complexion. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with an old English “D” logo, baggy camouflage pants and white tennis shoes. He also wore a dark-colored baseball hat with red stitching.

No vehicle was seen, officials said.

The suspect could be responsible for other recent convenience store robberies, said Lt. John Michalke of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are looking at at least one other incident, the April 4 robbery of a CVS pharmacy at Harper Avenue and 11 Mile in Saint Clair Shores.

“I think that we’re kind of operating in that pretense,” Michalke said. “I don’t think we can determine for certain if that’s the same person. We are looking at similar type incidents with a similar looking suspect. I don’t think we can draw any conclusions yet.”

Anyone with information on the robbery or suspect is asked to call the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office at (586) 307-9412.

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