Two young men are at large following a Wednesday, July 13 armed robbery of two Commerce Township pizzeria employees, and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the public’s help in apprehend the men.
Shortly after midnight on July 13, Sheriff’s Department Commerce Township Substation deputies were dispatched to the Dolly’s Pizza located at 8197 Cooley Lake Road, near its intersection with Union Lake Road. Law enforcement officials were told that the two employees were in the process of closing the store for the night; one female employee was outside waiting for the manager to exit the store.
When the manager exited the store, the two suspects — one of whom was brandishing a gray semi-automatic handgun — approached the employees after hiding behind a brick wall and ordered the manager to open the store to get access to the safe and cash register, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The first suspect — described as a white male between 18 and 25-years-old and standing 5-feet-11-inches with a medium build and “very noticeable blue eyes” — ordered the pair to the rear of the business to open the door.
The second suspect acted as a lookout, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Officials report the manager told the first suspect that if the door was opened, the building alarm would go off.
The first suspect — who was wearing a red hoodie and gray sweatpants at the time of the incident and whose composite sketch was developed with the help of one of the employees — then took the cash the employees were carrying, and both suspects were then last seen running east from the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The second suspect is described as a black male between 18 and 25-years-old, about 6-feet-tall with a thin build and wearing a dark-colored hoodie and baggy jeans.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.