(Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Department)
On 07/18/2011 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Ferndale officers responded to 1040 W 9 Mile (711) for an armed robbery. A man armed with a handgun entered the store and then victimized two women. When the clerk tried to run, he struck the her in the head with his gun. This knocked her to the ground and disabled her. The robber then threatened a woman customer at gunpoint and stole her purse.
The victims described the suspect as a b/m, 505/170 lbs, 27 y/o, medium brown skin tone with a scruffy face, wearing a black baseball hat, gray fleece, black shorts and black shoes.
Anybody with information should call FPD.
Hopefully, I will soon have video to provide you will with. I will notify you as soon as it is available.
Det. Lt. William Wilson
310 E. 9 Mile
Ferndale, MI 48220