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Restaurant manager held at gunpoint during robbery

July 15, 2013

The manager of a local Wendy’s fast food restaurant was targeted in an armed robbery that happened after the business closed early Monday morning, according to police.

Lt. Nick Loussia of the Southfield Police Department said the employee was walking to his car in the parking lot at around 1:30 a.m. July 15 when he was approached by a suspect who pointed a handgun at him. The victim reported that he was forced to unlock the door to the restaurant and go back inside, leading the suspect to the safe.

After gathering an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe, the suspect allegedly told the victim to lie down on the floor and not move, or he would be shot. The suspect fled through the rear door of the building, and responding officers were unable to locate him in a check of the area around the West Eight Mile Road location, according to the report.

The suspect is described as a man, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 160-170 pounds, wearing a yellow hoodie under a black leather jacket, green cargo pants, Timberland boots and black mechanic’s gloves. The victim said the suspect had his face covered by the hoodie and a cloth over his nose and mouth.

He was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The victim was unharmed in the incident.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Southfield Police Department at (248)796-5500.

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