Police seek tips after dollar store robbery

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published December 20, 2012

WARREN — Police are hoping the image of a suspect captured on security video will lead to an arrest after a morning robbery at a dollar store on 13 Mile just east of Schoenherr Dec. 15.

According to Warren Police Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, a male suspect wearing black gloves and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a zipper and blue “Nike” lettering entered Dollar General, 30780 Schoenherr, at about 9 a.m. and approached a clerk to announce a robbery.

“The clerk was standing in the center aisle in the middle of the store. He grabbed her by the shoulder, put a hard object she believed to be a gun in her back,” Mills said. “He started walking her toward the office, told her to open the safe.”

Mills said the woman removed a cash drawer and placed it on a desk, and that the suspect allegedly took an undisclosed amount of money.

The man then allegedly ordered the woman to go into a restroom as he fled the store.

The employee reportedly offered no further description of the suspect. Police are reviewing security-video footage, and the investigation remained ongoing as of Dec. 18.

No suspect vehicle was seen, and it was unknown how the man arrived at the store.

Anyone with information about the robbery can reach Detective Cpl. Nearing, the officer in charge of the investigation, at (586) 574-4817.