Armed clown robs Walgreens in Brownstown Township

Man wearing clown mask armed with pistol

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A person wearing a clown mask and armed with a pistol robbed a Walgreens Tuesday night in Brownstown Township.

The robbery happened at about 9:30 p.m. at the Walgreens on Telegraph Road, according to Brownstown police.

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The clown entered the store and raised the gun up, robbing the clerk and fleeing in an SUV.

The clown was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a mask.

Police also say the clown pointed his gun at two customers on the way out, telling them to get back in their cars.

The armed robbery happened just hours after a boy in Sterling Heights was attacked by a man dressed as a clown and two women were frightened by an alley of clowns with baseball bats.

READ: Boy injured, 2 women frightened by clowns in separate Sterling Heights incidents

Over the weekend, a clown was spotted waving at cars in Clinton Township which had residents on edge.

WATCH: Video of creepy clown at car wash in Clinton Township

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