Suspects Wanted For Stealing Cash Register, Meat From Detroit Market

The suspects smashed the door's glass to get in.

WWJ News
November 14, 2019 - 9:32 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- Detroit police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a pair of suspects who broke into a local business on the city's east side earlier this month.

Authorities say around 4 a.m. on Nov. 2, a man used an object to shatter the glass on a side door of Vergotes Poultry and Fish Market, in the 16500 block of Harper Avenue, near Whittier Avenue. 

Surveillance video captured the suspect, along with another man, walking into the building and removing a cash register from behind the counter. One of the suspects is then seen taking two bags of meat from the freezer before exiting the building. 

The suspects fled in an unknown direction with the meat and cash register, which contained an undisclosed amount of money.

Police describe one suspect as a black male with dark complexion, approximately 6-foot-3, with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and white shoes. The other suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, about 5-foot-6 to 6-feet tall, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black hooded shirt and white shoes, according to police.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects. knows of their whereabouts, or otherwise has information about the robbery is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s 5th Precinct Detective Unit by calling 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.