A man who robbed a GameStop store in Waterford Township at gunpoint on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as a means to help his kids remains at large.
Waterford police officers responded to the GameStop at 257 Summit Drive at 9:06 p.m. The suspect — a black male, described as 5-feet-8-inches tall, wearing a black bandanna, a black hooded sweatshirt with “Cincinnati” in red lettering, blue jeans, and white Nike tennis shoes — entered the store just before closing at 8:55 p.m.
Police report the suspect walked around inside the store and then requested two games for purchase. When the clerk rang up the sale, the suspect produced a small silver semi-automatic pistol and stated, “Be calm and place all the money in the bag.”
After the clerk complied, the suspect reportedly said in a calm voice that everything would be OK and that he was robbing the store to help his kids. He then reportedly asked the clerk not to call police for 5 minutes.
The suspect then asked the clerk to unlock the front door to let him out and fled south through the parking lot toward Elizabeth Lake Road.
The clerk immediately called 911.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance.
If you have any information on the robbery, please call the Waterford Police Tip Line at 248-674-2677.