Harper Woods police arrest suspects who allegedly robbed pizza delivery drivers

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published November 15, 2019

 Davaughn Maurice Jones

Davaughn Maurice Jones

HARPER WOODS — Two suspects have been arrested by the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety for allegedly robbing two pizza delivery drivers last month.

According to police, on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19, the suspects used an application to conceal their phone number when calling to place orders. Detectives allege that when the drivers arrived with the orders, the two suspects robbed them of money and the pizza. Neither driver was hurt during the robberies, according to police.

The Oct. 12 robbery took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the Balfour Apartments, near Vernier Road and Beaconsfield Street. The Oct. 19 robbery occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. outside a home on Williamsburg Court, also located near Vernier Road and Beaconsfield Street.

The two suspects were arrested Oct. 31. The first suspect police identified as 18-year-old Harper Woods resident Davaughn Maurice Jones; the second suspect’s identity was not released due to the suspect being a 16-year-old juvenile.

Jones was charged Nov. 1 with one count of unarmed robbery in the 32-A District Court. He was given a $2,500, 10% cash bond with the condition of wearing a GPS tether and being under house arrest.

The juvenile suspect was charged in the Wayne County 3rd Circuit Juvenile Court, but details were not disclosed.

Jones was bound over to the 3rd Circuit Court Nov. 13. His attorney, Ellen Michaels, did not wish to comment on the case. His next court date is an arraignment on the information, and it is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27.