Pair accused of Detroit-Commerce Township crime spree - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Pair accused of Detroit-Commerce Township crime spree

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance image of one of the suspects Surveillance image of one of the suspects
Surveillance image of one of the suspects Surveillance image of one of the suspects
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

Police say a stolen laptop from Commerce Township is now linked to two carjackings and more.  They need your help to catch those responsible.

Police say two guys stole a laptop from the Walmart in Commerce Township on June 18.  Officers are now connecting them to a crime spree that started in Detroit.

"It looks like they brought the car from Detroit and dumped it for whatever reason in Oakland County, it may have broke down or whatever, and stealing from a couple of stores nearby," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

Starting with a BP gas station on 14 Mile and M-5.  Police say they ditched the stolen car and walked there apparently for a drink.  Surveillance video shows both of them shoving cold pops down their pants.  With no way to escape, police say they looked for a getaway car and they found a man putting air in his tires.

"While he was out of the car and the car was running, he was filling the tire, one person approached him to kind of distract him it appears and the other person jumped into the driver's side and took off, and then literally his partner had to run and jump into the ... car as it sped off," Bouchard said.

The car was a black 2007 Ford Expedition.  It was an Eddie Bauer Limited Edition with the license plate BCJ 9466.  Police say the men drove it back to Detroit and used the credit cards they found in the car.

There is one thing every business owner can do right now to make things a little easier on themselves and that is get upgraded video equipment.  It's not enough to have cameras anymore.  You have to have a clear picture. That picture can save you a lot of heartache and police a lot of time.

  • Maurielle LueMaurielle LueMore>>

  • Detroit residents say new LED street lights not bright enough

    Detroit residents say new LED street lights not bright enough

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:04:50 GMT
    Although Detroit residents are grateful for new street lights, they are concerned with the lack of coverage the new bulbs provide.
    Although Detroit residents are grateful for new street lights, they are concerned with the lack of coverage the new bulbs provide.
  • I-94 at Warren reopens after buckling pavement

    I-94 at Warren reopens after buckling pavement

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:21:58 GMT
    Big backups greeted commuters on I-94 Thursday when MDOT shut down the highway to work on a section of the road that buckled. As of Friday morning, though, that stretch of road has been reopened.
    Big backups greeted commuters on I-94 Thursday when MDOT shut down the highway to work on a section of the road that buckled. As of Friday morning, though, that stretch of road has been reopened.
  • Flood victims say scavengers add insult to injury

    Flood victims say scavengers add insult to injury

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:54:37 GMT
    As the cleanup continues, lots of furniture, clothes, toys and more are piling up along curbs all over metro Detroit.Some people are viewing that trash as treasure and leaving others are worried of where the contaminated items might end up..
    As the cleanup continues, lots of furniture, clothes, toys and more are piling up along curbs all over metro Detroit.Some people are viewing that trash as treasure and leaving others are worried of where the contaminated items might end up..
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices