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Eastpointe police search for Family Dollar robber

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 17, 2020

 Eastpointe police are asking for the public's help to identify this man, who is suspected of robbing Family Dollar on Nine Mile Road Feb. 17.

Eastpointe police are asking for the public's help to identify this man, who is suspected of robbing Family Dollar on Nine Mile Road Feb. 17.

Photo provided by Eastpointe Police Department

 Eastpointe police also released this surveillance image of the robber at Family Dollar on Nine Mile Road Feb. 17.

Eastpointe police also released this surveillance image of the robber at Family Dollar on Nine Mile Road Feb. 17.

Photo provided by Eastpointe Police Department

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EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe police are searching for a suspect in the robbery of a Family Dollar store located at 18040 Nine Mile Road.

The incident occurred at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 17. Investigators said the suspect approached the cashier, claimed he had a gun and demanded money. They said the suspect held his hand in his pocket as if he were armed, though no weapon was actually seen. The cashier handed over the money in the register, and the perpetrator fled in an unknown direction, according to police. 

Police described the robber as a black man with a light complexion, stocky build and thin mustache who appeared to be 40-50 years old. He stood approximately 6 feet tall and weighed about 250 pounds. Police said that he was wearing a black hoodie with a full zipper, black pants, black shoes and dark glasses at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Eastpointe Police Department at (586) 445-5100, ext. 1.

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