A man entered the business about 7:15 a.m. and told a female clerk to “give me your money,” police said. He had a black piece of cloth or clothing covering one hand and arm as if holding a gun, police said.
The clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and he fled from the store.
“It appears he left the area in a vehicle,” said Royal Oak police Lt. Albert Carter.
The suspect is described as black, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, and was wearing a black face mask, hat and boots, with a black-and-gray hooded sweatshirt and tan pants.
There are no surveillance cameras at the dry cleaner. Police said they are looking for video from surveillance cameras at other businesses in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Carter at 248-246-3456.