ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Armed And Hungry – Subway Bandit Strikes Again


Rochester & Rochester Gazette

MAN ROBS A SUBWAY, TAKES TWO COOKIES TOO – At 7:57 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, deputies responded to an armed robbery situation at the Subway Restaurant located at 4834 Adams Rd. in Oakland Township.

According to the police report, the clerk indicated that a black male wearing a construction style outfit and a dust mask partially covering his face, ordered a sandwich, and then demanded money from the register after pulling out a semi-automatic handgun. The report indicated that as the clerk began making the sandwich, the subject produced a semi-auto handgun, racked it, and demanded money from the register. The suspect then exited the store and fled on foot with the money from the cash register (about $200-$300 cash), his sandwich, and two cookies. The suspect was never located, despite conducting a K-9 track.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SUBWAY – Then, on Tuesday, July 24 at 8:38 p.m., deputies responded to another armed robbery at a Subway Restaurant, this time located at 6684 Dixie Hwy. in Independence Township. According to the police report, the clerk indicated that a black man wearing a construction style outfit and a dust mask partially covering his face, placed an order for a sandwich and then pulled out a semi-automatic hand

gun and demanded all the cash in the register. After taking money from the register, the subject racked the weapon and ordered the clerk into the freezer. The suspect then exited the store and fled on foot with approximately $200 to $300 cash.This time, his subway sandwich was left on the counter. Three K-9 units arrived on the scene and conducted a K-9 track, but again the suspect could not be located. A nearby surveillance video showed the suspect fleeing in a white vehicle believed to be a late model Dodge Dart or Chrysler 200. Detectives are currently continuing with the investigation.

$1000 REWARD FOR FOOTLONG THIEF – The two Subway armed robberies are believed to have the same suspect. The suspect is a black male, approximately 30 years old, and believed to be anywhere around 5’10 to 6 feet tall, as well as wearing a red and white baseball style cap and an orange construction vest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a $1000 cash reward and you will remain anonymous.

ASSAULT WITH VEHICLE IN ORION – Deputies responded to a 911 call at the 900 block of Big Bend Circle on the report of an assault-in-progress. The caller advised that a suspect was attempting to ram his vehicle from behind. Deputies located the responsible vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Lapeer Rd near Silverbell Rd. Deputies made contact with the driver and discovered that he was highly intoxicated. An investigation revealed that the suspect became involved in a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend when he had reportedly picked up his girlfriend’s daughter from her place of work while he was intoxicated. The daughter called her mother and informed her of the situation. When the biological father came to pick up his daughter from the Big Bend address, the two men began arguing. The suspect attempted to stab the victim with a screwdriver. When the victim and his family left the Big Bend address, the suspect followed him onto Waldon Rd where he made several attempts to ram the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was arrested on the charges of Felonious Assault and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. As the suspect was being transported to jail, he kicked at the windows and emergency lighting and broke the rear deck lid LED light bar. That got him a third charge of Malicious Destruction of Police Property.

CAREFUL WITH THAT GRENADE – A Deputy responded to the Highland Township Substation to meet with a subject regarding a found property. Upon arrival, the Deputy was advised by the citizen that while his friend was cleaning the basement she had found a military-style grenade complete with its safety pin in place. The citizen did not know if the ordinance was live or inert, but that the deceased ex-husband of his friend had served in the U. S. Army during WWII. The Deputy secured the ordinance and requested to have the Michigan State Police Bomb Disposal unit respond to destroy the ordinance. Upon arrival, the Michigan State Police Bomb Disposal Unit advised that the ordinance was indeed inert.

HOME INVASION IN ROCHESTER HILLS – Deputies responded to the 600 block of Lake Ridge Road on the report of a subject attempting to break into the victim’s home. The victim reported that he was downstairs and thought he heard someone in the home. The victim walked upstairs and saw a male inside the home. The victim fled from the residence and called 9-1-1 to report the intruder. The suspect was able to gain entry into the home but fled the residence when he realized that someone was home. Upon arrival, Deputies apprehended the suspect as he was walking towards his vehicle. The suspect is an acquaintance of the family and believed they were all out of town. Deputies transported the suspect to the Rochester Hills Substation to speak with Detectives. A Detective conducted an interview with the suspect. The suspect was lodged at Oakland County Jail. Detectives are continuing with the investigation.

PARANOID BARRICADED SUSPECT IN OAKLAND TWP – Deputies responded to a residence on the 200 block of Sycamore Drive on the report of a Domestic Assault. During an argument, the boyfriend reportedly struck the victim multiple times in the head with a large candy dish. The two have been in a dating relationship and are currently living together. The boyfriend then threatened to kill his girlfriend and armed himself with a pocket knife and a machete. The girlfriend fled to the neighbor’s house and called 911. Upon arrival, Deputies attempted to speak with the subject but he slammed the front door, turned off all of the lights, and refused to comply with their orders to exit the home. The girlfriend stated that her boyfriend has not been taking his medication and suffers from mental illness and according to the girlfriend, the subject believes that the Russian’s were out to get him. In addition to the machete, there was also a shotgun and a 9mm handgun inside of the residence. Due to the threat of mental illness and because the subject was armed with a machete and/or possibly firearms, the OCSO SWAT Team was activated and responded to the scene. Prior to the SWAT Team making entry into the home, the suspect walked out of the residence and surrendered to Deputies. He was taken into custody and transported to jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, please call the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621 or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, 248-858-4951.