ESCANABA – An armed suspect who robbed the People’s Drug Store in Escanaba was not found after a search of the building by police.
Escanaba Public Safety responded to a report of an armed robbery at 2:09 p.m. today at People’s Drug Store located at 1208 Ludington Street. Downtown Escanaba between 11th and 13th Streets was blocked off for several hours on Ludington Street and 1st Avenue North.
The situation was treated as if the gunman was still inside the store. Police with guns could be seen moving into strategic locations around the building and on surrounding rooftops. People in neighboring businesses were told to stay inside.
Escanaba Public Safety says a secure perimeter was established and officers began to clear the building. No one was found.
The investigation is ongoing.
Escanaba Public Safety was assisted by the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police and Rampart EMS.