Pharmacy clerk pistol-whipped in Superior Twp robbery

- The Dixboro Village pharmacy in disarray after someone robbed the Superior Township store Thursday afternoon.

A Washtenaw County deputy says the clerk was stocking the shelves when all of a sudden an armed man walked in the front door. He pistol-whipped the employee - demanding pills out of the safe.

"Everything was in the safe, so he demanded he open the safe to get the hard narcotics you are familiar with on the street," said Deputy Jesse Smith, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

"I think they put a gun to his head," said Laith Bahoura. "It was all messed up, blood everywhere."

Bahoura, who works at the BP gas station nearby, saw a man with a bag run from the pharmacy. Investigators believe there was another suspect waiting in a getaway car.

Bahoura believes both men were at his business first, and he's relieved they decided to leave him alone.

An employee at the BP gas station says the two individuals used the restroom before the robbery took place at the pharmacy. Investigators are now pulling surveillance video to see if it was the same two suspects were involved.

Witnesses say the man who robbed the store is described as a black male in his 20's clean shaven, wearing a gray sweatshirt.

Not long after, detectives discovered a gray sweatshirt on the side of Plymouth Road, believed to belong to the armed robber. A canine officer was called in to track the suspects. The clothing was collected as evidence.

"It seems to me they scoped out the area beforehand so they knew what they were getting into," Smith said.

And there is a chance the suspects could be connected to armed robberies closer to Ypsilanti.


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