Police Blotter: Man Arrested After Robbing Dollar Value Plus
The following information was supplied by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Substation in Orion Township. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
On Monday night Orion Township Substation deputies responded to an armed robbery report at Dollar Value Plus, located at 1095 S. Lapeer Road.
The 46-year-old Lake Orion man who allegedly robbed the store of $135 was later located at the Rodeway Inn in Auburn Hills, according to a substation report.
When deputies arrived on the scene, a Dollar Value Plus employee told the deputies that a 6-foot man with brown hair, wearing a light brown coat had walked into the store near closing time. After walking up to the cash register with a candle in his hand, he told the employee that he forgot his wallet and retreated to the parking lot to his car, said the report. The employee noted that he was parked far away from the store and that once he reached his car, he got in and pulled up fast in front of the store.
Once he returned into the store he allegedly said to the employee, according to the report, “look ma’am, I don’t want to scare you, but I need you to open the register.” After telling him no, the employee recollected that she thought he was getting mad and he was being persistent about her opening the register. She was afraid he was going to shoot her because carrying a weapon as implied and deposited the money from the register into his bag, according to the report. He then drove off in a silver vehicle, the girl contacted her boss, who then contacted the deputies.
A video was reviewed which showed the man, who is also a suspect in other area breaking and enterings, according to the report. The deputies alerted other area departments and soon after the Auburn Hills Police Department contacted the substation advising the location of the vehicle. The man was found in a hotel room that he rented out at Rodeway Inn in Auburn Hills, was arrested and taken to the Oakland County Jail.