Detroit police seek tips in Family Dollar robberies

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Detroit – — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects wanted in a string of armed robberies of Family Dollar stores on the city’s west side.

On Nov. 16 about 8:15 p.m., the two suspects entered a store in the 10100 block of W. Seven Mile dressed in dark clothing and wearing bandanas over their faces.

One of the suspects, armed with a handgun, ordered the clerk to open the cash register. When the clerk was unable to open the register, one of the suspects vaulted the counter and tried to open it himself, but was unsuccessful.

The two suspects then fled the store empty-handed.

On Dec. 11, two men fitting the description of the suspects hit a Family Dollar store in the 19800 block of Joy. This time, they were accompanied by a third suspect.

Two of the robbers jumped over the counter and grabbed the cash drawers while the third suspect robbed a store patron. All three then fled the store, taking the cash drawers with them.

On Dec. 17 about 6 p.m. the suspects raided the Family Dollar store in the 14000 block of Telegraph. One suspect jumped over the counter and stole the cash box from the register before fleeing the store.

The suspects are described as males, late teens to early 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 130 pounds with small builds. They should be considered to armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5640 or CrimeStoppers at (800) SPEAK UP.

(313) 222-2023