Man armed with handgun robs Chelsea Perky Pantry
This story has been updated with more details on the robbery
Chelsea police are looking for a man armed with a handgun who robbed a gas station and convenience store this afternoon, Police Chief Ed Toth said.
The robbery occurred at 2:47 p.m. Friday at the Perky Pantry Mobile station, 501 S. Main St. Toth said the man showed a handgun and robbed the store before leaving the building and running around the back. Toth said it was undetermined exactly what the man stole and police investigators were reviewing videotapes as of 4:30 p.m. Friday to get more information.
Toth said the man, who was alone when he robbed the store, pointed his gun at the clerk and another customer who was inside the Perky Pantry. The man stole items from the customer and the clerk, but Toth said he wasn't sure exactly what was taken.
Toth said he's been in Chelsea for five years and this is only the second armed robbery he's aware of in that time. He said the last armed robbery he was aware of occurred between two-and-a-half to three years ago.
The man was described as black, between 30 and 35 years old and about 5 foot 7 inches tall. He was wearing all-dark clothing, including a hooded sweatshirt, with white shoes, police said. The man may have left the area in a maroon sedan via Taylor Street.
Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to contact the Chelsea Police Department at 734-475-9122.