Deputies surround Family Dollar after armed robbery in Pontiac

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 15:52:25-04

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies have surrounded a Family Dollar store after an armed robbery, 7 Action News has learned.

According to deputies, the suspect walked into the store, located at Baldwin and Columbia, and robbed it.

Deputies said there were people originally inside the building, and they weren't sure if the suspect got out. Now, we're told all of the shoppers are safely out of the store.

We're told the suspect was not inside the store and got away.

He is described as a black male, heavy set, between five-feet-seven-inches and five-feet-nine-inches tall. He was wearing a black t-shirt, black sweats and left heading northbound away from the store.