Thieves hit dollar store near Tank Plant

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published July 16, 2013

WARREN — Police are looking for information leading to the arrest of three men who robbed the Dollar General store on Van Dyke July 14, across the street from the former U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant property.

According to Warren Police Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, an employee called 911 at 9:43 p.m. after the men fled the store located in the Majestic Plaza, at Martin and Van Dyke, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

All three suspects were described as black men. Two were armed with handguns.

One suspect was further described as 50 years old and about 6 feet tall, wearing all black clothing. A second suspect was described as 20-30 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana. The third suspect, also described as being 20 to 30 years old, was apparently unarmed.

“They came in while she (the employee) was in the office counting out money, counting out the drawer,” Mills said. “They came in, confronted her at gunpoint, took all the cash, and put her and the other employee in the office and fled on foot.”

Mills said a Sterling Heights Police Department K-9 unit responded to the area and led officers to an alley behind the store where the scent trail ended.

No suspect vehicle was seen.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspects is asked to contact the Warren Police Department at (586) 574-4700.

Call Staff Writer Brian C. Louwers at (586) 498-1089.