Over the last couple weeks, a number of robberies and other criminal activity have been sweeping through Royal Oak, and our neighboring cities. On Friday, November 12th at 7:45PM an armed robbery was taking place at the Metro PCS Store located at 822 East Eleven Mile Road. An armed gunman robbed the PCS Store before getting into a car that was driving without its headlights; the Royal Oak Police Officers called to the scene noticed the car without its headlights driving around the vicinity of the crime.
Upon trying to stop the car the two men inside opened fire on our Royal Oak Police officers before trying to escape. The pursuit ended when the suspect’s car was smashed into by a Royal Oak police officer’s vehicle, when Royal Oak officers tried to arrest the men, one of the suspects was shot. Thankfully, both suspects were apprehended and no Royal Oak police officers or citizens were hurt. The suspects were a 51 year old man from Detroit and a 66 year old man from Ypsilanti, if you see any criminal activity in our neighborhood or know of any information about the Metro PCS Store incident, call the Royal Oak Police Department at 248.246.3500.
Royal Oak Police Department / Lt. Gordon Young / 248.246.3500