Robber dresses as old woman to hold up pharmacy

Police in Detroit are hunting a robber who held up a pharmacy at gunpoint - while dressed as an old woman.

The suspect is described as a black male aged 30 to 40 years old and approximately 6ft tall.

He is said to have been wearing a black curly wig and purple dress and carrying a brown purse and a walking stick - as well as sporting a full beard and moustache.

The man is captured on CCTV patiently waiting in the queue while another customer is served before him.

He then produces a handgun and the cashier is seen emptying the till into the brown handbag.

The suspect pulls out the handgun.

No sound is on the video released by the Detroit Police Department so it is unknown what was said.

But the suspect appears to remain calm throughout so much so that another customer walks by seemingly unaware a robbery is taking place.

He then resumes his act, walking out of the shop using his walking stick.

The suspect resumes his act using the walking stick to leave the shop.

It is unknown how much money the robber got off with but police are eager to trace anyone who could help with their investigation.

If anyone recognises the suspect, they should call Detroit Police or email the investigator directly on

Watch the clip in full below: