Suspect sought after armed robbery at Warren Five Guys

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published April 20, 2018

 Anyone with information about a robbery at Five Guys on Mound, just north of 12 Mile Road, April 19 or the suspect involved can reach Warren detectives at (586) 574-4810.

Anyone with information about a robbery at Five Guys on Mound, just north of 12 Mile Road, April 19 or the suspect involved can reach Warren detectives at (586) 574-4810.

Photo by Brian Louwers

WARREN — Employees at Five Guys Burgers and Fries near 12 Mile and Mound roads told police they were robbed by an armed man who slipped into the building quietly just after 10 p.m. April 19.

Detective Sgt. Robert Eidt of the Warren Police Department said the suspect, described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 175 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark sweats, reportedly had the lower part of his face concealed with a bandana when he confronted an employee at the rear of the restaurant.

“It looks like he grabbed an employee, put a gun to his chest and walked him back in the bathroom,” Eidt said. The employee was reportedly ordered to stay there, while the suspect went out into the restaurant and approached another worker. He reportedly put the gun against the employee’s ribs and ordered him to open the store’s safe. The man allegedly fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“There were two customers inside at the time of the robbery, but the suspect was really quiet, how he did it. Apparently, they did not realize there was a robbery going on,” Eidt said.

No suspect vehicle was seen and the investigation remained ongoing April 20.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident can reach Warren detectives at (586) 574-4810.