1 arrested, 2 fled in car for attempted robbery of jewelry store
BAY CITY, Mich. (WNEM) - One person is in custody following a report of an attempted robbery at a jewelry store in Bay City while two other suspects fled the scene in a car.
The Bay City Department of Public Safety received a report of a robbery in progress at 12:26 p.m. at Herman Hiss & Company, located at 905 Washington Ave. in Bay City, on Monday, March 27.
A male and female were in the store posing as customers looking at jewelry when they attempted to run out of the building without paying for the item, officers said.
The male suspect, a 23-year-old from Detroit, was stopped by employees and held at the store until officers arrived and took him into custody, officers said, adding that the female exited the building and fled in a tan Ford Taurus with a paper temporary license plate.
She was fleeing just as they arrived on scene, officers said, adding that the Taurus was driven by a second suspect, also a female.
According to officers, they attempted to stop the vehicle for several minutes before terminating the pursuit due to the reckless manner in which the vehicle was driving. The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on Broadway Avenue from Kosciuszko Avenue.
Officers said they recovered the jewelry, and no one was injured during the incident.
The male suspect was lodged at the Bay County Jail and the case has been forwarded to the Bay County Prosecutor’s Office.
The first female suspect is approximately 20 to 25 years in age. She was wearing a medical style facemask, brown and black hat, and a blue jean jacket.
The second female suspect is described to be older in age but no other details were given.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Bay City Department of Public Safety at 989-892-8571 or the non-emergency number to Bay County Central Dispatch at 989-892-9551.
Individuals can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-5245, download the P3 mobile app, or go to P3Tips.com.
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