Pawn shop employee allegedly fires shots during attempted smash-and-grab

Posted at 6:38 AM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 17:39:32-04

An employee reportedly fired shots during a smash-and-grab attempt Thursday morning.

Police say someone crashed a vehicle into Motor City Pawn Brokers on Gratiot near I-696 just before 5:30 a.m. The vehicle, believed to be a pickup truck, broke through the glass and pushed the metal security screen into the display area of the store.

One suspect entered the damaged area and, once inside, encountered an employee, who discharged two rounds, police say. The suspects then fled in the vehicle.

Police say there are no known injuries.