Suspects use sledgehammer in robbery attempt

Posted at 10:22 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 05:16:02-04

A liquor store break-in caught on surveillance video shows the suspects go to great lengths to get inside - using a sledgehammer to break down a brick wall.

Detroit police have responded to at least three liquor store break-ins in the past week-and-a-half. But when it comes to suspects, there seems to be something different in this case.

The video shows a masked would-be thief using a sledgehammer to break through a brick wall and climb into the Diamond Dot Liquor store on Mound between 7 Mile and Outer Drive on Detroit’s west side.

It happened around 3:00 am on Tuesday and the owner says he was able to watch the break-in from home – after the alarm company notified him. 

But as suspect number one tries to break the security camera, a close look at that person’s eyes seems to indicate they belong to a woman.

Then there's suspect number two, who tries to break open the steel door that leads into the liquor store. He eventually breaks the surveillance camera and that’s where the tape stops.

While the store owner says he doesn’t know for sure what they took, he has a hunch it was liquor and cigarettes.

If you have any information on this break-in, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.