Smash & Grab Suspects Arraigned on Armed Robbery Charges

July 16, 2014

7/16/14 - Three men have been arraigned on criminal charges in connection with a smash and grab robbery at a jewelry store in downtown Brighton. 19-year-old Darvon Smith of Kalamazoo, 18-year-old Elijah Henderson of Belleville and 19-year-old Devon McCloud of Warren have all been charged with armed robbery following the theft on Monday evening. Surveillance video posted on our website shows two of the men breaking the glass of a jewelry display case at Rottermond Jewelers after several blows from a mini sledge hammer and then grabbing several high end watches. Smith and Henderson also face charges of resisting police as they managed to elude police for a few hours before finally being captured hiding in a dumpster. McCloud, the alleged getaway driver, has also been charged with fleeing and eluding. After turning the wrong way onto the northbound US-23 ramp to I-96, a Green Oak Township officer blocked their path and Smith and Henderson fled but McCloud was quickly apprehended. All the stolen watches were recovered and the three men are expected to appear in 53rd District Court for an exam conference Tuesday. (JM)

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