DPD looking for man who pulled a gun on gas station employee after he was caught trying to steal

Suspect in gas station assault
Photo credit Detroit Police Department

DETROIT (WWJ) – The search is on for a man who Detroit police officials say pulled out a gun when a gas station employee caught him stealing.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 at a Shell gas station on Grand River Avenue near Evergreen Road on the city’s northwest side.

Officials say the suspect walked in and tried to steal items, but a 21-year-old employee saw it happening and told him to leave.

The suspect “became irate,” according to police and pulled out a gun and threatened the employee.

Officials said the suspect eventually fled the scene on a bicycle. No injuries were reported during the incident.

It was not clear what items the suspect was trying to steal, and authorities did not say whether he left the store with any stolen goods.

Authorities have released photos of the suspect, who was seen wearing a black bucket hat, a yellow and blue shirt and khaki pants.

Detroit gas station assault suspect
Photo credit Detroit Police Department

Anyone who recognizes him or knows something about the alleged assault is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 8th Precinct at 313-596-5840 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.