Thief swipes cash from register at Family Dollar

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published January 26, 2018

WARREN — A fast-fingered thief armed only with a potty mouth allegedly grabbed cash from an open register at a Family Dollar store in Warren Jan. 21.

According to Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt, of the Warren Police Department, officers were dispatched to the store on Eight Mile Road east of Schoenherr for a reported larceny at 5:48 p.m., where they spoke to a cashier who told them what happened.

“The suspect had a pack of baby wipes and came to the cashier to pay,” Eidt said.

The man then allegedly reached over the counter to grab cash when the register’s drawer opened to complete the sale.

When asked by the cashier what he was doing, the suspect allegedly replied, “Shut the (expletive) up!”

“There was no weapon. There was no force. He reached in,” Eidt said. “Once the cash drawer opened, he just reached over the counter and swiped the money out.”

The suspect was described as black, 20-25 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160-170 pounds. He was reportedly wearing black jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt. Eidt said the man left in a late 1990s or early 2000s GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Blazer.

No injuries were reported and no weapon was seen.

Anyone with information about this crime or other incidents can reach Warren detectives at (586) 574-4881.