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Attempted armed robber arrested

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published April 20, 2016

 Quincy Ross Wright

Quincy Ross Wright


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A robbery attempt gone awry has landed one individual in jail.

On April 8, Quincy Ross Wright, 38, allegedly walked into Family Dollar on Gratiot Avenue, near 15 Mile Road.

Clinton Township Capt. Richard Maierle said Wright walked in, grabbed a bag of peanuts and put the item on the counter. He then allegedly took out a gun and pointed it at the female cashier.

When Wright demanded money, the cashier reportedly closed the register. Maierle said Wright proceeded to allegedly slap her before running out of the store.

A witness in the parking lot saw Wright leave the store and jump into his vehicle. The witness was able to inform police of the suspect’s vehicle model and license plate.

Maierle said Wright was stopped shortly thereafter by officers near Glenwood and Harper and taken into custody.

On April 11, Wright was arraigned in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township on charges of armed robbery. At press time, he was in jail on $100,000 cash or surety bond.

Maierle said Wright worked alone. The gun reportedly turned out to be a replica airsoft gun.

“Even though he got no money, it’s still armed robbery,” Maierle said.

Wright is originally from Detroit, though Maierle said he currently stays with his girlfriend in a co-op near 15 Mile and Gratiot Avenue.

His next court date is April 25 for a probable cause hearing. At press time, he had no attorney, but did request one through judicial aid.