Two suspects have been charged after allegedly stealing electronic equipment and other items from a vehicle parked in Commerce Township.
A homeowner in the 3000 block of Woodlawn Street noticed a white male sitting in the front seat of the homeowner’s 2010 Dodge that was parked in the driveway at approximately 9:38 a.m. on Friday, May 6. He also noticed a teenager standing near the open rear hatch. As the homeowner came out to investigate, the two subjects fled as the owner began to chase them.
Eventually, the homeowner returned to see what was taken as his wife was busy calling the police.
According to the owner, he was missing a Tom Tom navigational system, an iPod auxiliary power cord, a Vector vehicle power system, as well as a bag full of empty beverage bottles and cans.
When Oakland County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived, they traced the path taken by the suspects. When checking the area, deputies found the power cord, Vector vehicle power system, and bag of cans and bottles that were returned to the owner.
A neighbor then told the police that she had seen three people in her yard who proceeded to run northward, hopping fences as they moved toward Oakley Park Road.
The deputies located and detained a suspicious subject who they had noticed numerous times while they traced the path of the suspects. The subject was the alleged lookout for the other two suspects.
The deputies eventually arrested Matthew Robbins, 19, in the yard of his nearby home. Robbins was charged with larceny from an automobile, a 5-year felony, and resisting and obstructing police, a 2-year felony, on Saturday, May 7 with cash bond set at $5,000. Robbins remained in the Oakland County Jail as of press time on Monday, May 9.
The other suspect is a 15-year-old. He’s been charged with larceny from an automobile and is currently being held in Children’s Village.