Macomb County Sheriff's Office: Man broke into gas station through roof

Man steals money, cigarettes from Boat Towns Sunoco in Harrison Township

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Macomb County deputies said a man climbed through a hole in a gas station's roof to rob it, but then triggered an alarm and was forced to break through a glass window to escape.

Deputies said the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Boat Town Sunoco station in Harrison Township on South River Road near Jefferson Avenue.

When deputies responded to the alarm, they found that the man had removed an air unit on the roof to get inside. He had used a hatchet to break open registers and steal cash and cigarettes.

Deputies said it appears the man triggered a security sensor at some point, which turned the alarm on, forcing him to use a fire extinguisher to break through the glass to get out.

Surveillance pictures of the man have been released. He was wearing gloves, a hat, mask and a light on his head.

Deputies said they were able to find some money on the ground that the man left behind.

Anyone with information on the man in the pictures is asked to call the Macomb County Sheriff's Office at 586-307-9358 or 586-307-9412.

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