Thursday, February 9, 2017

Detroit security officer stripped of gun, locked into CVS office during robbery


Detroit MI Feb 9 2017 Detroit police are on the lookout for a man with at least two handguns and $2,000 in ill-gotten gains after allegedly robbing a CVS store on the city’s west side and disarming a security guard in the process.
The robbery took place at about 5 a.m. at a 24-hour CVS on the 10100 block of West McNichols, just east of Wyoming, said Michael Woody, director of media relations for the Detroit Police Department.
The suspect, described as a dark-complexion black male, wearing all black and carrying a handgun, entered the CVS, announced that this was a holdup, and forced a manager who’d been sweeping the store’s front walk inside the store at gunpoint.
While inside, the suspect disarmed the store’s security guard and locked the store employees into a back office.
Between a store safe and cash registers, police say the man made off with about $2,000. He escaped on foot and it’s not immediately known if he got into a vehicle or continued on foot.

There is video, Woody said, and the department’s Audio Visual Evidence Recovery Team, or AVERT, will retrieve it as investigators continue to work the case.

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