Police Detectives Probe Armed Robbery at Benton Harbor Walgreens


We’ve been notified today, Tuesday, May 4th, that back on Friday, April 30th, officers with the Benton Township Police Department arrested the man responsible for the armed robbery at Walgreens, just two days prior. Detective Sgt. Tyler Tiefenbach reports the gunman had been identified as David Sims and was taken into custody without incident. Nevertheless, he is asking that anyone who has any further information regarding the original incident, they are encouraged to contact the Benton Township Police Department Detective Bureau.


Benton Township Police Detective Sgt. Tyler Tiefenbach is asking for public help in identifying the lone gunman who held up the Walgreens Pharmacy at Napier and M-139 minutes after 9pm Wednesday night before escaping.

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Tiefenbach says last night, Wednesday, April 28th, at 9:07pm his department was dispatched to 875 E. Napier Avenue, the Walgreens store, for a report of an armed robbery. Officers were on scene within a minute of the call time. The gunman, a black male wearing a tan hat, tan boots and a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, was last seen headed south across E. Napier Avenue. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department deployed their K-9, but the search was unsuccessful.

Witnesses to the incident report that the man came into the store and told employees to give him money. While doing so, he presented a firearm, however no shots were fired. The thief got away with an undisclosed amount of money and exited the store. Tiefenbach says nobody was injured in the holdup. Michigan State Police assisted in the investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Township Police Department at (269) 925-1135, or on their Facebook page or via Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP.