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Suspect wanted in connection to armed robbery at Southfield party store

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 08:38:57-04

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Southfield Police Department has put out photos of a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery at a party store earlier this year.

According to police, it happened at the Oakland Party Store near 10 Mile and Evergreen around 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23.

We're told the suspect entered the store and demanded the employee put money in a bag or he would shoot.

The employee then dove behind the counter and that's when the suspect began to flee the store. While fleeing, the suspect fired a shot at the clerk. The suspect also fired a second shot toward the door, but the clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, wearing a blue hoodie and dark jeans. The suspect has a tattoo on his right hand.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the suspect's arrest. Please call the Southfield Police Department at 248-796-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-SPEAK UP.