Police: Teens Took Customers Hostage In Dollar Store Holdup

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(credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

(credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Two teenagers are now in police custody after allegedly holding up a Dollar Store Sunday night and taking customers hostage.

Police said that just before closing time, two teens entered the Dollar Store in the Hickory East 7 Mile Road area with guns drawn and demanded money from the till. A customer was able to escape out the back and called police, who rushed to the scene.

That’s when police said  the duo took four hostages, releasing them less than an hour later after switching clothes with them to hide their identities. The hostages were still able to point the suspects out to officers, the teens were apprehended and weapons and cash were recovered.

Police believe the pair was behind another robbery at that same store last week. Their names were not immediatly released.

No one was hurt.

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