Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Store employee was held at gunpoint and forced to open a safe, police say.
Birmingham Police are searching for a man who helped rob Kroger at gunpoint Monday evening, while a second man believed to be involved is in custody. According to police reports, two men entered the Kroger store at Maple and Woodward around 11:40 p.m. and jumped over the office counter. They entered the security office, reports state, where they forced an employee at gunpoint to open the store's safe. The pair then filled a trash bag with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran into the parking lot, where they got into a car and fled eastbound on Maple, police said. While leaving, they struck a car parked in the lot, police said. Police were alerted by a motorist and began following the pair into Troy. Somewhere on Maple, east of Coolidge, …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Police say James Vincent Johnson went from Bloomfield to Birmingham and Royal Oak committing crimes before his arrest.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Art Aisner
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The man who police say tried to rob two businesses in Bloomfield Township before committing crimes in other communities last week remains in the Oakland County Jail on $500,000 bond, court records show. James Vincent Johnson, 27, was arraigned Tuesday and charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of attempted armed robbery, and drug possession for his two-hour spree on Nov. 5. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he faces a preliminary hearing in 48th District Court next week. Court records did not indicate if he was represented by an attorney or if one would be assigned to his case. Royal Oak police arrested Johnson after spotting his vehicle at about 8 p.m. near 13 Mile and Coolidge. Reports said that officers …
Monday, November 7, 2011
A 27-year-old Birmingham man arrested Saturday is suspected of being behind an alleged armed robbery at the Hungry Howie's on Woodward Avenue and two attempts earlier.
A 27-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested and police believe he may be behind a robbery at Hungry Howie's in Birmingham and two other attempts in Bloomfield Hills on Saturday night. The man was arrested around 8 p.m. Saturday in Royal Oak on drug charges, according to Birmingham Police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan. Police are investigating whether the man took $40 from Hungry Howie's earlier that evening, an incident in which the suspect indicated he had a weapon while rushing into the store and demanding employees open the register. According to police reports, Hungry Howie's employees reported that a man wearing a red fleece top and white bandana entered the store around 7 p.m. Saturday. The man indicated he had a weapon in his pocket, …