Suspect sought after armed robbery at restaurant

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published June 12, 2019

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SOUTHFIELD — Police are looking for a man who robbed a local restaurant recently.

A restaurant employee told police that he was in the safe room of a restaurant in the 29000 block of Southfield Road at around 10:14 p.m. May 30 when he heard noises and yelling coming from the dining area.

When he went out to the dining area, he observed another employee standing with his hands up near the counter.

A suspect then approached the man and kept repeating the word “money,” according to police.

The man said he filled up a black bag with as much money as he could before the suspect made him and the other employee escort him to the back door, through which the suspect took off running.

Police said that the witness reported seeing what he thought was a gun in the suspect’s hand throughout the encounter

A Southfield Police Department K-9 unit responded and began a track at the back door, where the suspect was last seen, but the track was lost in the 17000 block of Windflower Drive.

Police were able to review the security footage at the business, according to the report.

The suspect was described as a black man around 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build.

During the robbery, the suspect was wearing black pants, a long-sleeved black shirt and a black Adidas backpack.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken, police said.

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