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October 1, 2012

Robber asks about game consoles, takes cash

By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer

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Warren police released this security camera photo of the suspect who allegedly robbed the GameStop store at the Hoover Eleven Shopping Center at 10:12 a.m. Sept. 28.

An armed man who robbed GameStop on Hoover late last month reportedly asked a manager to “swear” that the store’s video game consoles were locked away and inaccessible as he took $500 in cash.

According to a Warren Police Department media release, the suspect used a handgun to rob the manager of the store at the Hoover Eleven Shopping Center, south of 11 Mile Road, at 10:12 a.m. Sept. 28.

“They had just opened. He was the second customer,” Warren Police Detective Cpl. Kevin Borycz said later.

The suspect reportedly ordered the manager to give him cash from two registers and then asked if employees kept the store’s game consoles stocked behind the counter.

“She (the manager) said that they’re locked up in the back,” Borycz said. “He said, ‘Do you swear?’”

Photos of the suspect were captured by the store’s security system and distributed to members of the media through the Warren Police Department.

The suspect was described as a 25-year-old white man, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. He reportedly had a pockmarked complexion and a stubbly beard, and was wearing a plaid Bud Light hat, dark glasses, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police said the man fled with $500 in assorted bills in what appeared to be a black Pontiac Sunfire or Chevy Cavalier.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Cpl. Kevin Borycz at (586) 574-4783.

      

 

 

 

 

 

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Brian Louwers at brianlouwers@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1089.