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Store theft turns to armed robbery in Westland

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

An employee who confronted three people of a Westland Dollar General store for allegedly stealing had a gun pulled on her, Westland police said Tuesday.

On Friday, at 12:19 p.m. at the Dollar General on the 1600 block of S. Merriman, a female store employee saw an alleged theft in progress and confronted the suspects, said Westland Police Sgt. Robert Wilkie.

The man is one of three people sought in the alleged armed robbery of a Dollar General in Westland.

Police said the male suspect lifted his shirt, exposing a handgun.

The man is described as about 25 years old, with a thin build, short Afro, thin mustache and hair on his chin. He wore a dark V-neck shirt, long shorts, and dark gym shoes, and a baseball hat.

The second suspect is a woman in her early 20s, thin build, wearing a blue tank top, dark glasses, and curly, full hair that police say may be a weave.

The third suspect is a woman also in her early 20s,with a heavier build and wearing a black tank top, faded jeggings, white flip flops, and had her hair in a ponytail.

Surveillance video at a Dollar General in Westland captured one of three suspects sought in the alleged armed robbery of the store.

The employee told police the suspects made off with an unknown amount of goods. Police don’t know exactly what was taken or its dollar value, Wilkie said.

Anyone with information on the identity of the three suspects should call Det. Jerry Farrar at (734) 467-7912, or the police department at (734) 722-9600.

jdickson@detroitnews.com