Fraser police looking for armed pharmacy thief

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published November 20, 2017

 A  suspect estimated to be in his early 20’s allegedly robbed a Fraser Walgreens location early on Nov. 19 and stole cash from a register.

A suspect estimated to be in his early 20’s allegedly robbed a Fraser Walgreens location early on Nov. 19 and stole cash from a register.

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FRASER — At press time, Fraser Public Safety Department officials were looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed a local pharmacy.

 

Fraser Lt. Mike Pettyes said the incident occurred around 4:40 a.m. Nov. 19 at Walgreens at 31100 Groesbeck Highway, north of 13 Mile Road, in Fraser.

 

The suspect was reportedly in the store awhile looking at light bulbs. Pettyes said that when he went to the front register to pay for his items, he reportedly realized he forgot his rewards card and left.

 

Pettyes said he came back about five minutes later, lifted up his shirt and allegedly flashed a silver-handled firearm to the female clerk. According to Pettyes, the suspect then said, “I ain’t playin’. Give me the money and don’t push no buttons.”

 

The suspect then allegedly took cash from the register and fled southbound.

 

Nobody else was in the store at the time of the incident, and there were no witnesses. The clerk was not physically harmed, though she was mentally distraught.

 

“She was just really shook up,” he said.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fraser DPS at (586) 293-1425.