TROY (WWJ) – Two Detroit men were arrested in Troy after allegedly stealing more than 100 iPhones from a cell phone repair shop.
Clarence Boger, 28, and Brandon Dean, 27, were arraigned earlier this week in 52-4 District Court on charges of breaking and entering. Bond was set at $20,000 for Dean and $5,000 for Boger. Both men are due back in court on March 25.READ MORE: Charging Decision Anticipated For Parents Of Oxford High School Shooting Suspect
Police say they were dispatched to the area of Chicago and Maple, near I-75, around 4 a.m. Sunday after a concerned citizen reported two suspicious men who had parked a vehicle and walked south from that location carrying duffel bags.
While officers were locating the suspicious vehicle, a third officer located two individuals walking north on Chicago. Police say when the men saw the officer, they dropped their bags and ran in opposite directions.READ MORE: Southfield Student Who Brought Loaded Gun To School Wednesday Charged As Juvenile
Two more Troy officers who saw one of the men running through a field positioned themselves behind a dumpster and took him into custody without incident when he approached their location.
A Royal Oak police officer arrived on the scene with a K9 unit and after a short track, the second male was taken into custody without incident.
Police recovered the bags the men had dropped and said they contained over 100 iPhones.MORE NEWS: Ravens-Steelers Preview: Pittsburgh 'Just Not That Dominant Team On Sunday,' Says CBS Sports' James Lofton
Officers then followed footprints the men previously left in the snow to Partners in Progress, a cell phone repair business. A window had been broken to gain entry into the business. It’s believed the iPhones were taken from the business.