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      Armed robber still on the loose

      The man who robbed a pharmacy in Escanaba Wednesday afternoon is still on the loose. Police are looking for the man who robbed the People's Drug Store.

      Police agencies were dispatched to an armed robbery at the People's Drug Store on the 1200 block of Ludington Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

      Officials secured the area, closing down parts of Ludington to traffic.

      Neighboring businesses and residents were told to stay indoors.

      "Came to the front and seen a lot of police officers with guns and a lot of chaos in here wondering what was going," said Lori Deovaux, hairstylist at Attitudes Luxury Salon and Spa.

      Police searched the building, but the suspect was not found in store.

      Businesses and residents stayed indoors for around three hours until police gave clearance.

      "We had customers that weren't able to leave for a couple hours because their cars were right in the middle of main street like when they had the road blocked off," said Amber Granquist, owner of Attitudes Luxury Salon and Spa.

      Investigators remained on scene searching the building and area for evidence until 7 pm.

      Residents in the area say they've never seen a situation like this happen before.

      "The not knowing is scary. We still don't know. There's no police activity outside anymore. So, we're assuming that there's no harm, but you don't know for sure," said Deovaux.

      The Escanaba police are continuing to follow leads on the whereabouts of the suspect.

      The only description they have of the suspect is he's a white male.

      Escanaba Police were assisted by the Delta county sheriff's department, and Michigan State Police.

      No one was injured.