Ferndale police didn’t have to search long or hard in order to find the suspect in a September 27 robbery. Police say that Jeffrey Allen Brenberger, 50, ran out of the CVS store at 539 East 9 Mile Road after being stopped by a female employee. Brenberger allegedly took CDs, magazines and other items. After approaching the man, the female employee was pushed aside; Brenberger allegedly claimed to have a gun, too.
After running out of the store, CVS employees told police that Brenberger got on a bicycle and sped off. However, Ferndale police officers discovered Brenberger behind a dumpster in back of the store. He has arraigned on September 29 in Ferndale 43rd District Court on charges of unarmed robbery, possession of marijuana and retail fraud. Police say that Bernberger is currently on parole for retail fraud, larceny in a building and weapons offenses. He is due in court for a pre-exam conference on October 7.