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ELPD searching for phone store robbers

November 24, 2020
<p>The East Lansing Police Department on Park Lane photographed on March 10, 2020.</p>

The East Lansing Police Department on Park Lane photographed on March 10, 2020.

Photo by Matt Zubik | The State News

East Lansing police are searching for five robbery suspects after a phone store was robbed Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at the AT&T phone store on Trowbridge Road, according to ELPD Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez.

Upon entering the store, the robbers demanded all of the phones in the store's safe, according to ELPD's statement. The store employee complied with the suspects and they stole an unknown number of phones.

No weapons were seen by employees and no one was injured as a result of the incident.

Four of the five suspects were described as African American men wearing black or gray sweatshirts. The fifth suspect was described as an African American man with long hair, wearing a red sweatshirt and a winter hat.

All suspects were wearing masks and between the ages of 14 and 17 years old and between 5-feet-7-inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall.

The suspects left the scene westbound in a red Chevrolet Equinox, pictured below.

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Community members with information about this incident should call ELPD at 517-351-4220.

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