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Cell Phone Store Armed Robber Claims He Has AIDS During Theft

The following information is gathered from the St. Clair Shores Police Department. Arrests do not indicate conviction.

St. Clair Shores police are investigating an armed robbery of the T-Mobile store on 9 Mile about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, by a man wearing a black ski mask with a gray or light blue jacket, blue shorts and white tennis shoes. 

The man, described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 230 pounds, 40 to 50 years old and walking with a noticeable limp, entered the store carrying two "laundry type bags," according to a release from the St. Clair Shores police, and pulled out a handgun once inside.

The suspect then ordered all the customers to the ground, and demanded one T-Moible to put money into one of the bags while ordering another employee to 
put iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy cellular phones in the other bag.  

He then told the customers and employees in the store that he has ”AIDS and would shoot them all if the police showed up because he had nothing to lose,” according to a release. 

The suspect retrieved the bags and fled the store. He entered a late-model, burgundy Chevrolet Impala or Malibu driven by female with blond hair. The car, with a license plate that included 0M0 or DMD, fled south on Eastlawn. 

Police report that there were no injuries, and the suspects left with an undisclosed amount of cash with more than 20 cellular phones.  

Investigators do not believe that robbery is connected to a recent string of robberies at the St. Clair Shores, and other, T-Mobile stores.

Anyone with information any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-2587 or the St. Clair Shores Police Department at (586) 445-5305.

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