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Posted on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 : 11:34 a.m.

Man sought in armed robbery at Ypsilanti Rite Aid

By Sven Gustafson

Ypsilanti police were searching for a suspect who robbed a Rite Aid Pharmacy at gunpoint Saturday on the city's south side.

The incident took place around 7:25 p.m. at the Ride Aid store near the Gault Village Shopping Center on South Grove Street, just south of I-94.

Employees told police the suspect entered the store as if planning to make a purchase. Once the clerk opened the cash register, the man displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and took an unknown amount of cash from the drawer.

The suspect fled the scene on foot. He is described as a 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 black male, with a green and white baseball cap, black jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.

Police used a K-9 unit in an unsuccessful search for the suspect shortly after the incident. On Sunday, police said they were working on extracting surveillance camera footage to aid in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts at (734) 482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.

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Thu, Jan 3, 2013 : 11:34 a.m.

Was he wearing a hoodie?


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 1:59 p.m.

It is located in the city of ypsilanti hence Ypsilanti police are investigating not the sheriff's office which covers the township.


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 1:55 p.m.

Sven - you have my appology. I didn't read the article well enough and jumped to a conclusion. My bad. I'm sorry.

Mark H

Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 12:03 p.m.

I believe that this store isn't in the city of Ypsilanti, but rather in Ypsilanti Township, south of the city.


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

No...It isn't in the township. If you take a look at articles on about this particular area of Grove Rd, it does in fact belong to the city.


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 4:48 a.m.

I think the main point of the article isnt..if it's the"south side" or not...some Ahole thought it was ok to go point a gun at someone & take something that wasnt theirs!!! who or where will be next???

Ypsilanti City Resident

Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

Try to say Ypsilanti Township


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 2:37 a.m.

:sigh: Sven, welcome aboard and clearly you are new here in some way. 1) that location is in Ypsilanti TOWNSHIP. 2) its not what is locally known as Ypsilanti's "South side". Why is it that every time the names change, the same old mistakes return?


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 1:56 p.m.

guilty as charged and I have included an up front apology. In the comments layer.


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 11:54 a.m.

pseudo.....The border line between the city and township is about 60 ft north of that location.And you along with others are correct it is not locally known as the south side

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 4:50 a.m.

pseudo, detective sargent eberts works for the city police department. that is NOT the 'south side' of ypsilanti.

Michigan Reader

Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 2:58 a.m.

pseudo--It's in fact in the city of Ypsilanti, not the Gault Village Shopping Center, and it's in the south side of the city (at least directionally) even if that's not what the locals refer to the 'south side.'


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 1:51 a.m.

That is not what us Ypsi folks consider to be the South Side. Wasn't there another robbery there not long ago?


Wed, Jan 2, 2013 : 8:46 p.m.

ypsituckian, is correct. That's why the township is having such a difficult time getting the city to repave Grove Rd in that area.


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

No...That is technically in Ypsilanti City, not township. Sorry.

Ypsilanti City Resident

Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

This is not in the City of Ypsilanti, the Township also has crime.


Mon, Dec 31, 2012 : 11:40 a.m.

brain.....I almost made the same comment as you did.

dading dont delete me bro

Sun, Dec 30, 2012 : 5:33 p.m.

suspect fled on foot... did they check the pot holes on s.grove there? suspect maybe hiding in one. LOL