Eastpointe store robbed on New Year’s Eve

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published January 3, 2020

 The Family Dollar store on Nine Mile Road in Eastpointe was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

The Family Dollar store on Nine Mile Road in Eastpointe was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

Photo provided by the Eastpointe Department of Public Safety

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EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe police are investigating the robbery of a Family Dollar store that occurred on New Year’s Eve.

The incident took place at approximately 8:45 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Family Dollar located at 18040 E. Nine Mile Road. According to the investigators, one suspect entered the store armed with a semi-automatic handgun, approached the clerk and demanded money. A second suspect acted as a lookout outside the store, police reported.

They said the armed suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and then both suspects fled into a nearby alley heading west.

The first suspect was described as an approximately 24-year-old black man who stood about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a navy blue ski mask, a navy blue hat and a navy blue jacket at the time of the robbery. The second suspect was described as an approximately 20-year-old black man who stood about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket, black shoes and gray sweatpants at the time of the robbery.

Eastpointe police ask anyone with information on the matter to contact them at (586) 445-5100, ext 2.

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