This article was updated on Nov. 8, 2019
By Charles Sercombe
A two-day armed robbery spree was brought to a halt last Friday night with the arrest of four suspects.
According to daily police incident reports for Thursday and Friday, there were five robberies in total spread throughout the city.
In each case, victims said three black males, dressed in all-black clothing and driving a white vehicle, approached them with guns drawn.
The reports did not detail what was stolen, but police say they recovered a white Jeep Cherokee the suspects were driving, three guns, and evidence from previous robberies.
There were no reports of injuries.
There were two incidents that happened Thursday night, one in the area of Hanley and Gallagher, and the other in the 2600 block of Pulaski St.
On Friday, the suspects got greedy and careless.
The first incident occurred around 8 p.m. at Yemans and Fleming, then a few minutes later at Nagel and Carpenter, and then the third robbery happened about 30 minutes later at Neibel and Jos. Campau.
This was happening as police officers were swarming the city in response to reports of the incidents.
“An officer saw a vehicle, a white Jeep, matching the suspect vehicle description in the area,” said Police Chief Anne Moise. “As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspects fled, but were captured after a short pursuit.”
The arrest of the four suspects happened without further incident.
Through a Freedom of Information Act request, The Review obtained the names of the suspects. The following were each charged with two counts of armed robbery and using a weapon in the commission of a felony: Nikoe James, 17, of Detroit; Jamal Warlick, 17, of Detroit; and Nicholas Siml, 19, of Farmington Hills.
A male juvenile, who the police department declined to identify because he is underage, was also charged with two counts of armed robbery. Bond for the suspects was set at $1 million for each count.
The juvenile from Eastpointe.
The maximum penalty for armed robbery is life in prison.
The three adult suspects are charged with armed robbery and using a weapon in the commission of a felony for one of the robberies.
Nov. 8, 2019