Chipotle worker robbed at gunpoint, no injuries

Locked safe thwarts suspects’ plan, police say

By: Eric Czarnik | Troy Times | Published September 22, 2020

 Police revealed this image of two suspects who reportedly targeted a Chipotle Mexican Grill for robbery Sept. 21 in Troy.

Police revealed this image of two suspects who reportedly targeted a Chipotle Mexican Grill for robbery Sept. 21 in Troy.

Photo provided by the Troy Police Department

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TROY  — Police say they are looking for two suspects after a Chipotle Mexican Grill worker was robbed at gunpoint the night of Sept. 21.

The incident reportedly happened around 8:40 p.m. — after closing time — at the restaurant, which is located at 3129 Crooks Road, north of Big Beaver Road in Troy.

Police said the two male suspects — whose ages are estimated to be between 20 and 30 — wore masks, and one reportedly wielded a black semiautomatic handgun. The gunman reportedly pointed his weapon at a worker who was taking out the garbage behind the restaurant.

The worker was reportedly coerced into taking the suspects inside the restaurant so they could nab some money. However, according to Troy police spokeswoman Sgt. Meghan Lehman, the suspects failed to acquire any cash.

“No money was taken,” she said. “The safe was locked.”

Due to the restaurant being closed, no customers were present during the incident, and no one was hurt, police said.

Both suspects reportedly wore black hooded sweatshirts, black pants and black gloves.

The first suspect, who reportedly carried the gun, is about 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall and around 180-200 pounds. He wore a red ski mask, police said.

Police identified the other suspect as being around 6 feet and 1 or 2  inches tall and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He wore a black-and-white mask or bandanna, and toted a black Wayne State University drawstring backpack, police said.

Anyone who knows more details about this incident is encouraged to call the Troy Police Department at (248) 524-3477.

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