Suspects rob Fraser business with semi-automatic weapon

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published September 13, 2016


The Fraser Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported robbery that took place Sept. 10 at Advance Auto Parts, 31020 Utica Road in Fraser.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:03 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery complaint, and they talked to employees who were working at the time.

“According to the two employees working at the time, two black males entered the store, and one of the suspects began to ask questions about auto parts,” said DPS Chief George Rouhib. “The second suspect went around the counter and implied he had a weapon.”

Rouhib said one employee was then ordered to open the cash register and the safe. Once the employee complied, he was allegedly ordered to the ground.

Meanwhile, the other store employee walked out of the back room of the establishment and was reportedly greeted by a suspect’s semi-automatic weapon. That employee was also ordered to the ground.

The suspects grabbed approximately $2,234 in cash and fled through the back door of the business.

A Roseville K-9 unit was used, but results were negative. No injuries were reported.

Both suspects are estimated to be in their 20s, standing at about 5 feet 11 inches tall.

One suspect had a medium build and sported a “potbelly stomach,” wearing dark blue jeans and a dark hoodie. The other suspect had a slim to medium build, wearing dark-colored sweatpants and a dark hoodie.

Fraser police have no leads at press time.