Police in Howell are hoping you can help them locate the suspect standing accused of an armed robbery Monday night at the "Shoe Palace" department store located at 6951 Rt. 9 North.

Robbery suspect enters Shoe Palace (Howell Township PD)

Investigators say around 6 pm, a suspect entered the store, brandished a black handgun, ordered the customers inside to the ground and then pointed the firearm at the clerk and demanded they empty the cash register.

The suspect then fled on foot, and across the highway westbound towards Ford Road.

He is described as a black male standing around six-feet tall with a "muscular" build and wore a black "North Face" sweatshirt with black flannel style pants during the incident.

Surveillance footage of the shopping area spotted the alleged suspect pacing in the lot before entering the store.

Robbery suspect leaves Shoe Palace (Howell Township PD)

Police arrived on scene to begin the search but were unable to find the man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Howell Township Police Department Detective Anthony Romano at (732)938-4575 ext. 2879 or by e-mail at aromano@howellpolice.org.


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