After following up on a tip from the public, Waterford Township police apprehended a trio of suspects for their alleged roles in robbing a shop in the area during early October.
On Oct. 12, officers responded to the Plaza Liquor and Wine Shop located at 4265 Dixie Highway, where they found the front glass door shattered. After they reviewed surveillance video, it was revealed that two unknown suspects broke the front door’s glass, entered the shop, and stole a large amount of Newport cigarettes and half-pint bottles of Bacardi rum.
The first suspect, described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, was wearing a black coat with red sleeves, and a black baseball hat with a red brim and a logo. The second suspect was described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a black coat with white lettering or a logo on the back, a red shirt under the coat, and blue jeans.
Then on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30, officers were dispatched to Mega Pawn, located at 4415 Dixie Highway, on a report that two subjects were attempting to pawn stolen property.
The manager told officers he had received a call from a 20-year-old female from Mount Clemens earlier in the morning specifically identifying the suspects and the property they would be attempting to pawn.
Both suspects were arrested and interrogated by Waterford investigators who learned both suspects were apparently involved in the breaking and entering at the wine shop in mid-October.
Nathaniel David Snyder, a 19-year-old Lake Orion man, has been charged with one count of breaking and entering for the crime committed at Plaza Liquor and Wine Shop. Charges of receiving and concealing stolen property are pending.
Snyder was arraigned before 51st District Court Magistrate Terri Antisdale and is currently lodged at the Oakland County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond. Charges are pending for two other Waterford male suspects, ages 14 and 15, for their alleged complicity in the crimes.
The 15-year-old suspect has been charged with receiving and concealing stolen property. He was arraigned in Probate Court on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and is currently lodged at Oakland County Children’s Village.