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Police respond to alarm and find customers locked inside Sears Outlet store after closing time
6:21 PM, Mar 29, 2013
6:25 PM, Mar 29, 2013
BLOOMFIELD TWP., Mich (WXYZ) - When police respond to an alarm call at a store, it's often because someone is breaking in. This week, they found themselves having to help customers get out. They were locked inside a closed Sears Outlet store.
Bloomfield Township police responded Monday night to the store at 2101 S. Telegraph Rd. They found customers locked inside the store.
It was a shopping trip that is kind of hard to believe and has customers wondering how it could ever happen.
Police say a couple was found inside the store with their baby. When they went to leave the store, they discovered the doors were locked, and employees were all gone.
7 Action News went to the store to see if a manager could explain how the lock-in happened. We didn't get answers, just a phone number to someone higher up on the retail food chain. We're still waiting for a call back.
In the end, the customers were able to leave after explaining to police what had happened.
A manager eventually arrived to lock the store up.
Police say the incident remains under investigation.