Armed robbery suspect found after fleeing police

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published September 7, 2016


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Police apprehended a suspect last week who was allegedly involved in a convenience store robbery. 

Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle reported that the robbery took place at approximately 3:33 a.m. Aug. 31 at 7-Eleven, located on Groesbeck Highway north of Metropolitan Parkway.

Maierle said the suspect allegedly had a firearm and held the store clerk at gunpoint. It’s unclear how much money was stolen.

The suspect fled and was believed to have been spotted by officers near Farmbrooke Manor Apartments. The suspect allegedly ran from police on foot, hopping fences and running through grassy areas.

Around 5:15 a.m., near Dee’s Marine on 16 Mile, west of Groesbeck, officers located the suspect.

“(The officers) observed (the suspect’s) got the same clothes on, had a bunch of grass stains and burrs from running through the grass,” Maierle said.

The officers then asked the man, 19, where he was walking and why his clothes were so dirty.

“(The suspect) replied, ‘I’m the guy you’re looking for,’” Maierle said. “When (police) asked what they were looking for, the suspect said, ‘From the 7-Eleven.’”

Maierle said police were still looking for the firearm allegedly used to the robbery later in the morning Aug. 31. The suspect took officers back in the area of the arrest, though at press time it was unclear if the weapon had been located.

A warrant for the suspect was expected to be executed after press time, at which point charges would be made.