DETROIT (WWJ) – A wild smash-and-grab robbery on Detroit’s west side Monday morning and the target appears to be clothing.
A van plowed into the storefront of My Place Fashion on Greenfield near Schoolcraft Road.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
The owner says roughly $30,000 in merchandise was stolen or damaged.
The owner, Keith Owens, has only been in business a few months and says he’s planning to rebuild.READ MORE: Dearborn Homecoming Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
“I’m not going anywhere, I’m for the community. I’m a pillar to the community and I love my people – it’s important to me. Help me get it back ya’ll,” said Owens.
William Jackson lives in the area: “You ain’t got to rob nobody – especially the black man – why rob from the black man– he’s just trying to get his money out, trying to do better out here in the world, open up something for the community so you can afford some clothes — ya’ll got to rob him? That’s crazy man,” said Jackson.MORE NEWS: Huron Valley Students Will Not Be Allowed To Carry Backpacks To High School Classrooms, Officials Say
Police say there was some blood at the scene. They think a second vehicle was used to carry the clothes from the scene.