BROWNSTOWN TWP. (WWJ) – Police Downriver are searching for a suspect who robbed a drug store at gunpoint — while wearing a scary clown mask.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walgreens on West and Telegraph roads in Brownstown Township.

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According to police, the suspect entered the store with his gun drawn and demanded cash.

“He had on a black hoodie pulled over his head, a white clown mask underneath and dark colored pants,” Deputy Chief Robert Matthews told WWJ’s Charlie Langton.

The suspect made off with $300 to $400 cash, fleeing the scene in a blue Chevy Impala.

“We have no suspects at this time,” said Matthews. “This is our first incident of a clown mask conducting an armed robbery. I think the clown mask is a good concealment device and obviously with the present incidents in the news, maybe it was just an opportunity to do so.”

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Police are trying to identify this "clown" who robbed a Downriver Walgreens (police handout)

Police are trying to identify this “clown” who robbed a Downriver Walgreens (police handout)

Because the suspect concealed his face, Matthews said any potential charges will likely be elevated.

“There’s an additional state statute that makes it a misdemeanor to wear a mask during the commission of a crime so besides the armed robbery and the felonious assault, that misdemeanor charge could be added onto it,” he said. “You’ve got a high felony as well as wearing the mask and being armed with a handgun, which is a mandatory two year felony, so there’s some pretty substantial charges in this incident.”

At this point, police don’t have any further description of the suspect, who remains at large.

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Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is urged to contact police at 734-675-1300.