Police Searching for Suspect in Royal Oak Twp Armed Robbery

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(Michigan State Police, Nov. 7, 2016)

Royal Oak Township, MI  – On November 5, 2016, at approximately 9 00 PM, troopers from the Metro North post were dispatched to the Family Dollar store located on Wyoming Avenue in the Charter Township of Royal Oak for an armed robbery complaint and possible abduction of the stores assistant manager. MSP dispatch advised the cashier was calling police from inside a locked office and did not know the location of the stores assistant manager. During the interview of the cashier the assistant manager returned to the store.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect who was wearing a black hoodie type sweat shirt, black pants, black gloves, and a black mask and was  holding a black handgun j and d adknocked on the locked front door. The cashier ran to the store office in the stockroom and locked the door before calling police.  He stated he did not know where the customers or his assistant manager had fled to after he entered the office. The assistant manager stated that she saw the suspect as well, fled to the back of the store out the emergency exit when the suspect approached her from the rear of the building and ordered her back into the store.  The suspect proceeded to the front of the store where he instructed her to empty the two registers and the suspect then fled the scene on foot. Troopers from the Metro North post and detectives from the Special Investigation Section are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Metro North Post at 248 584-5740.

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