A suspect in a restaurant robbery is seen on a security camera image.  (credit: Detroit Police Department)

A suspect in a restaurant robbery is seen on a security camera image. (credit: Detroit Police Department)

DETROIT (WWJ) – The suspect fired a shot and stated “I’m not playing,” police say.

Detroit investigators are hoping a tipster can help them to identify and locate a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month.

The crime took place at around 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9. at “Captain J’s Chicken and Fish” located at 12248 E. Warren.

According to police, a man walked into the busy restaurant, gun in hand, and demanded that the customers in the lobby lay on the floor and empty their pockets of valuables.

After he fired a single shot into the floor, police say, customers in the restaurant complied with the suspect’s demand. He collected the victims’ belongings — including their chicken dinners — in a bag and fled the scene.

“They took their money, food, whatever they had. They took everything,” one employee told WJBK-TV.

The incident was captured on the business’ 16 security cameras; the suspect not bothering to conceal his face.

No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, around 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 165 lbs.  He was wearing a red hat with black bill, a gray long-sleeve shirt and black pants and was armed with blue steel semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone who might know the suspect or who has information about this crime is asked to call Detroit Police Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1420 or  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. As always, callers to the Crime Stoppers tips line may remain anonymous.


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