DETROIT (WWJ) – Police are looking for tips as they work to identify two men wanted in a pair of holdups at dollar stores.
The first crime, on Sunday, Oct. 16, was caught on surveillance video at the Family Dollar in the 12200 block of Grand River on the city’s west side.
According to police, two men entered the store at 8:30 a.m. One of them approached the counter acting as if he was going to pay for some items. Instead, police said, the man pulled a handgun from the waistband of his pants and pointed it at the female clerk, demanding money.
While the second suspect stood by as lookout, the gunman waited — but the clerk wasn’t able to open the cash register, according to police. The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
A short time later, police say the same armed two suspect robbed the Dollar General Store at 12200 Grand River in the same manner — but this time they made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was injured in either incident.
Both suspects are described as black males, around 25 years old and 120 lbs. with a slim build. Both of them were wearing black t-shirts.
Crime Stoppers is now offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in thie case.
Anyone who recognizes these suspects, knows of their whereabouts or has any information about these crimes is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted anonymously online at this link, by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370), or via the DPD Connect app.
As always, those who feel they are in danger should dial 911.