By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – A masked man fired three shots in an attempted robbery at a 7-Eleven, 1140 Ford Avenue, shortly after 11 p.m. last Sunday.
Police Chief Dan Grant said the store clerk refused to open the cash register because he thought the pistol was a cap gun.
The suspect then threw the clerk’s laptop on the ground and said, “You think I’m kidding?” before firing three shots.
All three shots missed the clerk, who was the only other person in the store at the time. Bullet holes were located in the ceiling, a cigarette display behind the counter and in the credit card reader near the register.
The gun made no noise when it was fired, and nothing fell from the bullet locations to indicate shots were fired, police said.
The suspect fled the store and ran toward 11th Street. He was wearing black jeans, black gloves and a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up. A silver mask covered his face. The clerk said the man may have had olive-toned skin and was about 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 150 to 170 pounds.
The man left the store without any money and no one was hurt.
Grant said he is not yet sure if the incident is connected to a string of similar robberies in the area. A man in a silver mask robbed a Little Caesars in Allen Park Nov. 8.
Police have been in contact with police departments in Allen Park, Taylor, and Southgate regarding the attempted robbery.