Men charged in 7-Eleven store robbery

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published July 10, 2018





TROY — Two men face felony charges after police say one man pointed a gun at a clerk working at the 7-Eleven store at 3982 Crooks Road and demanded that she open the cash register just before 1:30 a.m. June 30. 

According to police, the store employee said that two suspicious men entered the store and spent several minutes inside, where other customers were, then left. 

One of the men reportedly came back inside the store, placed several items on the counter and took a gun out from underneath a towel he was carrying and pointed it at the clerk, demanding that she open the cash register. The other man stood outside the door, according to reports.

Police said the store clerk handed over an unspecified amount of cash. The man ran out of the building and ran away with the other man, police said. 

According to the report, police did not immediately locate the suspects.  After detectives reportedly found evidence linking them to the case, Troy police arrested them separately in Detroit. 

Antonio Maurice Howard, 24, identified by police as homeless, and Dejuan Jermain Hadden, 29, of Detroit, were both charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and were arraigned in 52-4 District Court on July 6.

They both appeared in court without an attorney. 

Bond in each case was set at $250,000 cash or surety.