Police search for suspect in Burlington Coat Factory robbery

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published November 27, 2019

 A suspect entered the Burlington Coat Factory in Roseville Nov. 20 and allegedly forced an employee to remove cash from the store’s safe at gunpoint.

A suspect entered the Burlington Coat Factory in Roseville Nov. 20 and allegedly forced an employee to remove cash from the store’s safe at gunpoint.

Photo provided by the Roseville Police Department

 Roseville police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Burlington Coat Factory at gunpoint Nov. 20.

Roseville police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Burlington Coat Factory at gunpoint Nov. 20.

Photo provided by the Roseville Police Department

 Roseville police are searching for a dark-colored SUV believed to have been used as a getaway vehicle in a Nov. 20 robbery along Gratiot Avenue.

Roseville police are searching for a dark-colored SUV believed to have been used as a getaway vehicle in a Nov. 20 robbery along Gratiot Avenue.

Photo provided by the Roseville Police Department

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who allegedly robbed a local store Nov. 20.

The incident took place at 11 p.m. at the Burlington Coat Factory located at 31940 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.

According to the Roseville Police Department, four store employees were closing the establishment for the evening when the suspect allegedly came in and produced a weapon. 

The department said that the robber then ordered the employees to shut off the alarm and take him to the safe.

He forced the manager to tie up the three other employees using zip ties and to remove cash from the safe before fleeing in a vehicle, according to investigators.

The suspect was described by police as a black man approximately 6 feet, 1 inch in height who weighed about 240 pounds.

The vehicle he used was described as a dark-colored SUV.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.

Crime Stoppers can be reached anonymously by calling 1-800-SPEAKUP.

The Roseville Police Department can be reached by calling (586) 447-4475.