ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WWJ) – Three suspects are behind bars and expected to be arraigned in 39th District Court in Roseville on Monday in connection with two armed robberies that took place in Roseville late Friday night. In the first incident, three teens walking on Martin Rd, east of Gratiot, were robbed of their cell phones and money. In the second, cell phones and a pair of designer glasses were taken from two people walking in a parking lot at 12 Mile and Gratiot.

Roseville’s Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon says the Detroit Police Department aided in the investigation that led to the arrest of the suspects.

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“In conjunction with working with the Detroit Police Department on some information they had on possible suspects, they were able to develop information and then last (Sat.) evening at approximately 11:30pm, a traffic stop was conducted at Frazho and Gratiot, and we took three people in custody who we believe are connected to the two robberies.”

Glandon says the suspects face numerous felony charges. If convicted, they could be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.

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With the holiday shopping season approaching, what can individuals do to protect themselves from becoming victims in similar situations?

“We don’t want to go to the point of telling people you gotta look over your shoulder all the time, but it’s sort of the standard information and advice we give everybody,” Glandon said.

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“Just be aware of your surroundings. You know, if you feel something’s wrong, there’s a good chance it is. And don’t hesitate to call your local Police Department if you feel something is out of the ordinary or something might be happening. And remember, if they call 911 on a cell phone, to give their location because with cell phones, it doesn’t give us an exact street location as if you were calling from your house phone.”