Armed robbery at a dry cleaning store; safe with 22 handguns inside stolen from garage – Daily Tribune

Armed robbery at a dry cleaning store

Police are seeking advice as they attempt to identify a man who suggested he had a gun and robbed Martinizing Dry Cleaners, 1015 S. Main Street, early Friday.

A man entered the business around 7:15 a.m. and told an employee to “give me your money”, police said.

He had a piece of black cloth or clothing covering one hand and arm as if holding a gun, police said.

The clerk gave the man an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register and he fled the store. He was last seen fleeing south on Main Street and the employee called 911.

Police arrived within minutes, established a perimeter and brought two tracker dogs to the scene, but were unable to locate the man.

“It appears he left the area in a vehicle,” Royal Oak Police Lt. Albert Carter said.

The suspect is described as black, 6-foot-2, and 200 pounds, and was wearing a black face mask, hat and boots, with a black and gray hoodie and tan pants.

There are no surveillance cameras at the laundry. Police said they were looking for surveillance camera footage at other businesses in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Carter at 248-246-3456.

Safe with 22 guns stolen from a garage

Someone stole a safe containing 22 handguns and other items from a condo garage in the 1000 block of Knowles between East Harrison and Hudson.

The owner told police on March 27 that he had been at home recovering for two weeks and had not checked the garage.

Police said the garage door was left open.

Most of the firearms inside the safe are antiques, which the condo owner inherited from his late father, police said.

A table saw and a television were also stolen.

The wallet thief had braided buns on his head like ‘Mickey Mouse ears’

Surveillance video shows a man with an unusual hairstyle stole a woman’s expensive cash-filled wallet after she left it after watching a movie at the Emagine Theater, 200 N. Main Street on March 25.

In the security video, the man has “his hair braided in two buns on his head resembling Mickey Mouse ears,” Royal Oak Police Lt. Albert Carter said. “He sees the wallet, puts it in his pocket and walks out.”

The man wore a black jacket, green shirt and blue jeans and probably watched the same movie.

Police say the woman left her $586 Louis Vuitton wallet with $400 cash inside at her seat in the theater. She returned to retrieve it after the movie and found it gone.

Over $1,500 in items stolen from garage

A couple discovered Monday morning that someone had stolen a leaf blower, snow blower, Yeti cooler and other items from their garage in the 600 block of Orchard View Drive.

They looked in the garage after discovering that two chairs from their porch were on their neighbor’s lawn.

Other items stolen were a set of drill bits, a rotary tool kit and an electric screwdriver. The stolen items are worth more than $1,500 in total, police said.

Thief steals $1,000 bike from open garage

A woman moving into a condominium in the 4500 block of Coolidge Highway reported that someone had stolen her light blue Rockhopper bicycle.

The $1,000 bike was swept away while the garage door was open for an hour on March 25 while friends helped the woman move her belongings around the condo, police said.

Warren and Hazel Park man suspected of arson in townhouse fire, in custody

Royal Oak man suspected of possession of cocaine and amphetamines Rx

A Royal Oak is free pending lab tests for suspected cocaine and prescription Adderall pills police said they found when he was pulled over for a traffic violation on Thursday.

Police stopped the man, 46, in his 2002 Cadillac for speeding near Catalpa and Maxwell streets around 10 a.m.

His license plate and driver’s license had expired.

He had a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance and several prescription bottles with the labels peeled off, police said.

Police said the man claimed he had a prescription for Adderall pills he was carrying.

A field test of the white powdery substance indicated it was cocaine.

The powder and pills must be tested by the state police lab before the man can be charged.

Brothers wallets with $700 cash taken from car at LA Fitness

Someone stole a Hamtramck man’s car keys while he and his brother were inside LA Fitness and took their wallets containing $700 in cash from the glove compartment on March 26.

Police say the keys to the man’s Chevrolet Cruz were found in an elevator at the fitness center, 25352 Woodward Avenue.

The owner told police he locked the vehicle before entering the gym. Police are seeking access to LA Fitness’s surveillance video from the company’s headquarters.

-Mike McConnell, Tribune Editor

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