Knock, knock? Detroit CVS door repair makes a confounding sight

‘Where’s the doorbell?’ one customer quipped

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click to enlarge White wooden doors were installed at a CVS in Detroit following a break-in. - Steve Neavling
Steve Neavling
White wooden doors were installed at a CVS in Detroit following a break-in.

Customers weren’t quite sure what to make of the white double wooden doors at the entrance of a CVS pharmacy on Detroit’s east side on Friday morning.

“Are they closed?” one man asked.

Another customer quipped, “Where’s the doorbell?”

It was an odd look for the CVS at East Warren and Mack near the border of Grosse Pointe.

Would-be thieves used a car to smash through the normal glass doors at about 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, and for a quick fix, CVS installed wooden doors that look like they belong on a home.

No one was injured, and the suspects didn't steal anything, Detroit police tell Metro Times.

A bright yellow sign assured customers that the store was open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CVS employees declined to discuss details of the robbery, and neither Detroit police nor the pharmacy’s corporate spokespeople would comment.

A Church’s Chicken in Detroit resorted to a similar repair after a car smashed into the building.


This Detroit CVS is going thru it.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling is an award-winning investigative journalist who operated Motor City Muckraker, an online news site devoted to exposing abuses of power and holding public officials accountable. Neavling also hosted Muckraker Report on 910AM from September 2017 to July 2018. Before launching Motor City Muckraker,...
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