Police in Southfield are investigating a unique kind of “smash and grab” robbery Friday morning.
An unknown number of thieves used a small construction vehicle to
crash through the store front of Mr. Suit West, a men’s clothing store
on 8 Mile Road just west of Evergreen.
Once inside, the robbers apparently took some of the clothing that
was displayed in the front windows before fleeing the scene. The tractor
was left behind.
The owner of the store decline to be interviewed on tape, but said
he’s not sure how much inventory was lost because he is unable to get
into the building.
He said his business has been in that location for over six years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the store had a video surveillance system.
Southfield police have since cleared the scene. An investigation is ongoing.