Watch: Robbers push aside Detroit Family Dollar clerk to steal cigarettes

Video shows men robbing Family Dollar on Detroit's west side

DETROIT – Police are asking for the public's help finding three people wanted in connection with a robbery at a Family Dollar on Detroit's west side.

The robbery happened about two weeks ago in the 19000 block of Telegraph Road near 7 Mile Road. Surveillance video shows three men walking into the store Sept. 22 at 9:15 p.m. and making off with multiple boxes of cigarettes.

The first man stepped up to the counter and asked the clerk for cigarettes. When the clerk turned around to open the roll-up door, the man at the counter noticed she didn't immediately lock the door. That's when he and two other men swarmed in behind the counter, pushed the clerk out of the way and grabbed as many packs of cigarettes as they could.

The men stuffed the cigarettes in trash bags and buckets before leaving the store in a silver Dodge Neon.


Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Detroit police.

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