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Police Investigate Attempted Robbery at The Spirit in the Sky
Macomb Police are investigating an attempted robbery that happened on Monday, September 3rd.
Around 2PM that day, a male suspect entered The Spirit in the Sky on West Jackson. The man pulled out a pocketknife on the shop attendant and said he needed money.
The suspect then heard a scream from another shop attendant and then demanded they present themselves. Once he was told there was no money to give he fled the scene.
Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker said the suspect was described as a black male, five foot seven with a skinny build.
Barker also said the man is said to have worn black pants, a white tee, and a red bandana over his face.
The suspect is believed to have been headed westbound on East Carroll street, but no new information has surfaced.
Anyone who knows more is encouraged to contact the Macomb Police at 309-833-4505.
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