Couple robbed, assaulted outside dollar store on Detroit’s east side

Incident happened on Tuesday

Couple robbed, attacked outside Dollar General store on Detroit's east side
Couple robbed, attacked outside Dollar General store on Detroit's east side

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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