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Speedway gas station on 12 Mile robbed

March 11, 2014

WARREN — Police said a suspect with a knack for keeping his face off camera robbed the Speedway gas station on 12 Mile Road east of Mound late on March 9.

“He kept his head down the entire time,” said Warren Police Detective Kevin Dailey, the officer in charge of the case. “He waited by a point in the store where only his back was on camera until everyone else left and then he approached the clerk and stuck his finger in his pocket like he had a gun.”

Warren Police Detective Lt. Heidi Metz said the man, described as white, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds, came into the store at about 11:30 p.m. and waited for his opportunity to announce the robbery. The suspect was reportedly wearing a black coat, a brown hat and blue jeans.

“There were two employees working at the time. One employee walked into the back room. That’s when he approached the counter,” Metz said.  “He said, ‘Give me all the money.’”

No weapon was seen during the robbery.  The employee told police the suspect fled west along 12 Mile on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police are hoping someone with knowledge of the robbery will come forward with additional information.

“He was really surveillance camera conscious,” Dailey said. “He kept his head down the whole time.”

Anyone with information about the robbery can reach Dailey at (586) 574-4835

About the author

Staff Writer Brian Louwers covers the cities of Warren and Center Line. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In his free time, he participates in the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and conducts interviews with military veterans for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

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