Thieves target Detroit vs. Everybody clothing store twice in 2 weeks

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 19:41:40-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — For Tommey Walker, owner of the Detroit vs Everybody clothing store, this is personal and painful.

He’s had two burglaries and thefts in two weeks. He wants you to look at his surveillance video and if you know who these guys are, call Detroit Police.

At 10:30 Sunday night, you can see a guy tearing into boxes of clothing and taking an estimated $30,000 worth of goods.

As one guy walks out, he covers up a camera with a box.

In another video you can see a young guy put some shirts inside his coat while the store is open.

“We’ve had teenagers - maybe from the ages of 16, 19, 21 - coming in while we’ve been open and taking a shirt," Walker said. "It’s been very stressful on our sales associates."

Walker also believes all of the people targeting him and his store may be the same guys.

“It looks to be about two groups. I know it’s the same kids that are coming in," he said. "But we haven’t had the same face on the people in the back taking the major inventory. But I do think they’re connected.”

This is personal and painful for him.

He says, “As a child coming to the Eastern Market seeing this exact building where my store is in getting produce for my mother.”