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Criminal Mastermind Robs Same Convenience Store For Third Time This Month

Detroit Free Press– Investigators are looking for a man who they believe has broken into the convenience store on Woodward Avenue three times this month. Each time, he stole cigarettes and vodka. 

“It’s not uncommon for bad guys to return and commit a crime if they were able to get away with it the first time,” Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said, “but three times in such a short span of time is pretty unusual.”

In the latest incident at 11:45 p.m. Monday, the man broke out a window. Once inside, he put cigarettes and Grey Goose vodka in a plastic bag and then left through the same broken-out window, all in under a minute. Security cameras captured the crime. 

An alarm company alerted police. Officers arrived within a few minutes, but they were unable to locate the suspect. Police believe the same person broke in the store at 1:36 a.m. July 2 and 12:06 a.m. July 4. He stole cigarettes and vodka each time, along with cash in the first burglary.  

The suspect is black and between 40 and 50 years old with thin, muscular build. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs about 175 pounds. 

This gentleman is quickly becoming the most skilled burglar in all of Michigan. Knocking off the same convenience store three times in one month is insane, and it either takes brass balls or Danny Ocean-esque levels of planning to keep coming back to the well like this.

I guess if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Seems like a pretty low stakes score anyway. Roll up, give a nice physical front kick to the glass, stroll in and grab your squares and vodka and that’s that. This guy is also pretty sharp for not going for broke. Only grabbing the essentials when he goes in there makes for an easy getaway. You start fucking around with the cash register and you’ve got issues. But every time the cops have tried to apprehend him, he up and vanishes like a fart in the wind.

His only issue now is that everyone knows what he looks like, and they know his fondness for this particular convenience store. My advice would be to get out while you’re ahead. You can’t exactly retire on three bottles of Goose and a couple cartons of Newport’s, but that does make for a pretty enjoyable bender. If he’s smart, he’ll either find a new convenience store, or get out of dodge, because it’s only a matter of time before Johnny Law takes him down. He won’t though, you can tell this guy loves taking scores.

Written by @TSchmit23