Armed robbery suspect arrested

By: April Lehmbeck | Advertiser Times | Published November 19, 2014

HARPER WOODS — Police have arrested one of two suspects who allegedly robbed a man waiting at a bus stop in the city, and they were hoping to zero in on the second suspect soon, they said last week.

The first suspect, a 22-year-old Detroit resident, was arrested Nov. 6 for the armed robbery of a man waiting at the bus stop at Eastland Center in the early afternoon Oct. 28. 

Police were not releasing information on what specifically was stolen or details that led investigators to the suspect due to the ongoing investigation into multiple incidents. They did say that the suspect is believed to be involved in multiple incidents in Detroit besides the Harper Woods robbery. 

Harper Woods and Detroit police are working on this investigation and on locating the second suspect.

“Our detective bureau works closely with Detroit PD, and they were sharing information about robberies in the area,” Burke said about the work that has led to the apprehension of the suspect.

Burke praised the work of the detectives.

“Our detectives do a phenomenal job, as always,” he said.

“He’s a very dangerous, violent (person) and we’re very happy he’s off the streets,” Burke said. 

In the Eastland bus stop robbery, the suspects pulled up in a silver Ford Taurus, which allegedly had been stolen during a carjacking in Detroit the day prior.    Both suspects pulled handguns on the man, according to police information.

The suspect who was arrested for the bus stop incident faces charges including armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

Burke said police recovered the victim’s property, the handgun they believe that the suspect used in the robbery, and the stolen Ford Taurus.

The suspect faces multiple felonies in Detroit, as well, including armed robbery and carjacking. Police believe he was involved in possibly six additional armed robberies in Detroit.