Three Suspects in Custody After Jewelry Store Smash & Grab

July 15, 2014

Three Suspects in Custody After Jewelry Store Smash & Grab

7/15/14 - Three suspects involved in a jewelry store robbery were taken into custody after a high profile search effort during the evening commute. The smash and grab incident was reported around 5:30pm Monday at Rottermond Jewelers located at 102 East Main Street in Brighton. Brighton Police Chief Tom Wightman tells WHMI three male suspects broke the glass and stole a number of high end watches. He says they left the scene in a vehicle, which was eventually abandoned before the suspects fled on foot in the area of Grand River and I-96. One suspect was apprehended not long after the incident but police from multiple agencies set up a large perimeter and brought in a K-9 unit in an attempt to locate the other two, who were finally found hiding in a dumpster near I-96 and Citation Drive. Some reports indicated the suspects abandoned the vehicle after going the wrong way on the freeway ramp from northbound US-23 to eastbound I-96, which was shut down while the search ensued. Wightman says there was no information to indicate the suspects were armed and the vehicle involved was also taken into custody. Wightman says they have yet to do a full inventory but it’s believed that all of the stolen property was recovered. (JM)

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