Three arrested in ATM heist in Harrison Township

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 8, 2019

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Perry

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Three Macomb County residents are facing robbery and conspiracy charges for their alleged involvement in a Jan. 2 ATM robbery in Harrison Township.

Davon Perry, 22, of Harrison Township; Lorenzo Burks, 22, of Clinton Township; and Gisselle Delacruz, 21, of Warren, were arraigned in the 41-B District Court Jan. 7.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Renee Yax, an ATM service technician was working on an ATM outside the Comerica Bank at Jefferson Avenue and Shook Road at around 10:45 a.m. when he was approached by a man donning a black mask and carrying a gun. The man, later reportedly identified as Perry, demanded money from the machine.

Detectives used video surveillance to track down and identify Perry at his residence at a nearby residential complex. A canvas of the area on Jan. 4 led to the location of several empty currency containers that allegedly had been stolen from the ATM. Yax said approximately $99,000 was stolen in the heist.

A search warrant was conducted on Perry’s residence, and a large amount of cash was located inside his home. A ski mask and a license plate believed to have been used in the robbery were also located. Additionally, a large amount of cash was located in the vehicle that Perry  reportedly had been driving.

“The black gun (used in the robbery) was also located,” Yax said. “It was an airsoft gun.”

A short time after Perry was arrested, detectives learned that two other individuals had played a part in the robbery, and Burks and Delacruz were also arrested.

Yax stated that Burks, a friend of Perry’s, had helped plan the robbery, while Delacruz, who shares a child with Perry, had rented the vehicle used in the robbery and accepted cash and other gifts gained from the robbery.

“When she was arrested, she had some of the cash on her,” Yax said.

On Jan. 7, Perry was formally charged with five counts, including armed robbery, a life felony; bank robbery, also a life felony; felony firearm, a two-year felony; conspiracy to commit an armed robbery, a life felony; and conspiracy to commit a bank robbery, another life felony.

Perry’s attorney, Jason Malkiewicz, could not be reached for comment by press time.

Burks was charged with two counts, including conspiracy to commit an armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a bank robbery. Both are life felonies.

Delacruz was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to a felony. Each charge is a five-year felony.

Both Burks and Delacruz have requested court-appointed attorneys.

Perry and Burks were given a $250,000 bond, or 10 percent, and Delacruz was given a $25,000 bond, or 10 percent. All three are due back in court for probable cause hearings on Jan. 16.