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Royal Oak Twp. Radio Shack Latest to be Robbed (updated)

Royal Oak Twp. Radio Shack Latest to be Robbedctechad

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 30, 2014)

The Radio Shack on 8 Mile in the shopping center near Wyoming in Royal Oak Township is the most recent of the chain to be robbed at gunpoint. The robbery took place this afternoon, and is still being investigated by the Michigan State Police.

The Radio Shack at 200 W. Twelve Mile Road in Madison Heights was robbed on June 2.

On June 4 at about 6:30pm the Radio Shack at 29160 Woodward in Royal Oak was robbed.

In the Madison Heights robbery, three black males wearing black hoodies, faces covered with nylon masks, comedysportz adarmed with pistols entered the location and directed the clerk, a 29 year old Warren resident, into the back room. The clerk was ordered to fill two duffel bags and a backpack with i phones. The victim was then ordered to open and empty the cash drawer from the register, according to the police report.

The suspects then locked the victim in a back room and left on foot carrying the two duffel bags and a backpack. A witness observed suspects exit the store and walk east on Twelve Mile and then south on John R. The suspects were last seen in the parking lot of an apartment building located on the southwest corner of Katherine and John R, two blocks south of Twelve Mile Road.

The suspects are described by Madison Heights Police as follows:Rudy Serra campaign ad

1) B/M dark skinned, 20s, thin build, 5’5”, 110lbs, black hoodie, dark pants, nylon covering face.

2) B/M dark skinned, mid 20s, medium build, 5’10/5’ 11”, 160- 170lbs, black hoodie, dark pants, and nylon covering face.

3) B/M dark skinned, late 20s to early 30s, 6’0”, heavy build, black hoodie, dark pants, nylon covering face.

Lt. David Clemens of Royal Oak described the June 4 robbery. Then, Clemens said, a clerk called 911. “He Judy_Palmer30yearsstated three black males entered the store wearing baseball caps, hoodies, and nylons over their faces. The suspects moved two employees and a customer to a storage room, placed duct tape over their eyes, and taped their hands behind their backs. At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of currency from the cash register and approximately 50 cell phones before they fled the store in an unknown direction.”


Clemens said none of the victims were injured in the incident. Troy Police responded to the scene to assist with their K-9. The track led to the area of Benjamin and Woodward where it is believed they entered a vehicle and left the area.

It is still unclear if the three robberies are related. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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SeedAdLONGUpdate: A previous version of this story listed the location as 8 Mile between Livernois and Wyoming. The story has been updated to give a more precise location.

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