Detroit Police Need Tips To Find Serial Shoe Store Robber

July 30, 2019 - 4:12 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit police are asking for the public’s help to track down a man wanted for stealing from shoe stores on the city's east side.

Derrick Crosby
Derrick Crosby (Photo: Detroit police)
According to investigators, the suspect walked into  Foot Locker Store located in the 14000 block of Mack at around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11. 

He took gym shoes to the counter and acted as though he was going to purchase them, but then grabbed the shoes and ran out of the store, police said.

The suspect did the same thing several days later, on July 18, at the Villa Shoe Store located in the 13000 block of E. Jefferson Ave. and third time the Foot Locker in the 11000 block of E. Warren on July 22.

The suspect has since been identified by police as 23-year-old Derrick Crosby.

Police released his name, along with a photo a video clip on Tuesday, in hopes that someone knows where to find him, 

Anyone who knows of Crosby's whereabouts or who has any information that could help investigators is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct’s at 313-596-5540 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587).