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Armed man arrested in string of Detroit dollar stores robberies

Man uses handgun to steal money from cash register, police say

Calvin Meeks III (WDIV)
Calvin Meeks III (WDIV)

DETROIT – Detroit police have arrested a man wanted in connection with six robberies at dollar stores over the last three days.

Police said Calvin Meeks III targeted several dollar stores in Detroit by approaching the register, sometimes purchasing items, and producing a handgun. He demands money from the cash register, takes it and flees, police said.

Investigators believe Meeks is responsible for at least six armed robberies.

There haven't been any injuries during the incidents.

You can see surveillance video above.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department's 11th Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-1140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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