DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - An armed robber targeted a 7-Eleven early Thursday morning in Dearborn Heights.
A customer who was inside the store when the robbery happened said the robber walked into the store on Cherry Hill Road near Inkster Road and fired one shot. The customer and a clerk ran to safety.
"He scared us. We ran out and so he evidently didn't get anything but put a scare into everybody," said customer Benny Jet. "I get a coffee here all the time, and we're not happy."
It’s unclear what exactly the gunman took from the store. No one was hurt.
1 arrested, gunman still at-large
Dearborn Heights police have arrested one person believed to be the getaway driver after a short chase through neighborhoods in Inkster.
Police are still searching for the gunman described as a white male in his early 20s, maybe late teens, who had a ponytail. He also was wearing a baseball cap and was armed with a handgun.
Police say gunman first tried to rob store with knife
Dearborn Heights Police Lt. Mark Meyers said this was the robber's second attempt to rob the same 7-Eleven overnight. He first went to the store armed with a knife.
"He actually attempted to commit a robbery earlier in the night with a knife, in which the clerk fought him off," said Meyers. "He came back with a handgun this time to finish the job and he ended up shooting at the clerk."
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