DETROIT – For the second time this week, Detroit police are investigating a robbery and assault at a dollar store on Detroit’s east side.
On Monday, an armed man robbed a Dollar Tree and sexually assaulted two female employees. The incident happened at a store on Van Dyke Avenue and 8 Mile Road, according to Detroit police.
On Tuesday around 7 p.m., a couple was robbed outside a Dollar General on Van Dyke, just a block away from the Dollar Tree near 8 Mile Road.
Police said a man was waiting in his car for his wife to finish shopping inside the store when a man walked up to him and struck him with a pistol. Two other suspects watched, according to police.
When the wife walked out of the store, the suspect pointed a gun at her and told her to go back inside the store. That’s when police said all three suspects drove away in an older-model sedan.
Police said one of the suspects at the Dollar General incident had on a white bubble jacket, all black clothing and a ski mask.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit police or contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 800-SPEAK-UP.
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