Surveillance photos obtained by the Local 4 Defenders capture the man investigators say robbed the Family Dollar store near 7 Mile Road on Detroit's east side.
The man allegedly entered the store with his gun drawn and yelled, "You know what time it is!" As he left, this employee says, the talkative thief had another message.
"He snatched the register and he ran out the door and told everybody, 'I'll be smooth,'" he said.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 25 dollar stores have been robbed in Detroit. This one near 7 Mile Road has been been hit several times.
"I don't feel safe but I work here just to feed my kids," said the employee.
The man on surveillance video at this store could be connected to other robberies. Police are trying to tack him down.
No one was hurt during this robbery but clearly the crooks are armed, bold and, unfortunately, they likely will strike again.