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January 15, 2013

Woman reports attempted armed robbery at Kmart

Police searching for suspect

By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer

WARREN — A 63-year-old Chesterfield Township woman told police she was unhurt during a confrontation with an armed man who demanded money from her in the parking lot of Kmart near 13 Mile and Schoenherr Jan. 11.

According to a police report, the woman said a 20-year-old black man, about 6 feet tall with a gray hooded sweatshirt, approached her with a handgun in the store’s parking lot at about 10 p.m.

The suspect reportedly pointed the gun at the woman’s face and demanded cash as she was loading items into her vehicle.

“She slapped the gun. He pushed her down and took off running,” Warren Police Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills said.

The woman said the suspect fled the parking lot on foot after he pushed her to the ground. The man was last seen running north through the lot toward a nearby apartment complex.

Employees from Kmart reportedly heard the woman scream and exited the store to help her to her feet.

Police were reviewing the store’s security video footage to determine if the suspect was captured on camera.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Warren detectives at (586) 574-4810.

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