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Eastpointe Cricket Wireless store employee fires shot at robber

Robber fled scene with cash, phone

The Eastpointe Cricket Wireless store robbed Christmas Eve.
The Eastpointe Cricket Wireless store robbed Christmas Eve.

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – An Eastpointe Cricket Wireless employee fired a shot at a robber Christmas Eve, police say.

The robbery happened around 7:45 p.m. Christmas Eve at the Cricket Wireless on Gratiot. Police say the robber was not struck by the employee and fled the scene with cash and a cellphone.

The robber is described as a black man in his early 20s. He was wearing glasses, an army hoodie, black pants and armed with a handgun at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 586-445-5100.


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