November 17, 2021

Feds seek Detroit man in Dollar Tree armed robberies

Federal officials are seeking tips to find a Detroit man accused of robbing two Dollar Tree stores in the area at gunpoint last month.

According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, Antonio Lee Cotton allegedly targeted the businesses a week apart.

Detroit police have said the first incident was in the 2000 block of East Eight Mile on the city’s north side.

The second was in Eastpointe a week later, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Friday.

“In both instances, Cotton is alleged to have entered the stores close to closing time, threatened the employees in the store with a handgun, forced the employees to give him money from the cash registers as well as the safes in the offices, zip-tied the employees, attempted to steal or in fact stole the store’s surveillance system, fled the Dollar Tree carrying a plastic bag, and fled to a Chevy Trailblazer parked…

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