Carjacking victim screams, refuses to comply with armed robbers
Edellis Alexander (L) and Isaiah Herron (R)
AUBURN HILLS, MI (WNEM) -
Auburn Hills police say two Mt. Morris Township men have been arrested and charged in connection to a carjacking and armed robbery that occurred this Labor Day weekend.
Authorities said on Aug. 31, officers responded to a parking lot at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall at about 12:20 p.m. Officers said initial reports were for a woman screaming in the parking lot.
Police said their investigation revealed that a 47-year-old woman from Lake Orion was walking to her car when she was confronted by Edellis Alexander and Isaiah Herron, both 20 years old and from Mt. Morris Township.
Investigators said one of them put a gun to her back as they pushed her toward her car, telling her to get in. The victim was determined she was not going to go with the men. She then dropped to the ground and began screaming. The two men grabbed her keys and her purse. An 18-year-old witness from Clinton Township told police she heard the screams and walked toward them. The witness intervened by telling the two men she was on the phone with police, allowing the victim to escape.
Police said the suspects stole the victim's keys, cell phone and then fled the scene.
Authorities said both suspects were arrested a short time later without incident. One man was found in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest.
The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office charged the men with armed robbery, carjacking, attempt unlawful imprisonment, receiving and concealing a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
The men were arraigned on Sunday and their bond was set at $1 million each. The two remain lodged at the Oakland County Jail. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the assault and her property was eventually recovered.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-370-9444.
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