Police need public’s help locating armed robbery suspect

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published April 23, 2015

 Police are searching for a man who robbed Walgreens.

Police are searching for a man who robbed Walgreens.

Photo provided by the Southfield Police Department


Police are searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a local pharmacy.

According to a written statement by Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, at around 3:35 a.m. April 22 a man entered the Walgreens at 29030 Northwestern Highway and approached a clerk at the front register.

Loussia said the suspect showed her a note advising her to give the suspect the money from the register.

“While giving the note to the clerk, the suspect had one of his hands in his pocket, implying that he had a handgun,” Loussia said in a news release.

The suspect then told the clerk to hurry up and open the register, or he would shoot her, Loussia said. The clerk complied with the suspect and was not harmed during the incident.

The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, Loussia said.

Police checked the area for the suspect, but he was not located.

The suspect is described as a black man with a light complexion, 50-60 years old. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds, police said. The suspect was wearing a red baseball hat, a red jacket, red pants and gray shoes. He was also wearing black gloves and carrying a blue and white umbrella.

The incident is currently under investigation, and police are seeking information about the suspect.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or who has any information regarding the incident is asked to call the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5500.