Two separate, unrelated armed robberies took place on a small section of West Eight Mile Road in Royal Oak on consecutive days. The first occurred on November 4 at the Auto Zone at 8888 West Eight Mile Road. Around 7:30pm, a man with a handgun demanded cash from the cashier. The cashier complied, and the man fled. He is described as being a light-skinned black man weighing approximately 160 pounds. He is believed to be between 20 and 25 years of age. He was wearing a black hat, a black denim jacket and an olive-colored hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to call (888) 887-6146.
The second incident happened on November 5 at Blue Clothing Store at 8816 West Eight Mile Road. After witnessing a black man steal a black leather jacket, a store employee chased after him. The suspect pointed a gun at the employee, who then stopped pursuing him. The suspect fled in a white Chevy Aveo with Texas plates.