Residents encouraged to keep property locked up


IMLAY CITY — Police are saying quick action by residents helped officers capture three suspects who are alleged to have been involved in a reported armed robbery Friday evening.

According to a press release from the department, a 911 call to Lapeer County Central Dispatch around 10 p.m. alerted Imlay City police officers, who were on patrol.

The call, according to police, was made by victims who live in the trailer park on South Almont Ave., south of Newark Rd.

Chief Brett Selby said officers were able to catch up to the suspects before they managed to escape from town.

The victims of the robbery were able to tell dispatch they saw the suspects driving a black pickup truck.

Officers spotted a truck matching the description given and made a traffic stop.

Two adult males and a 17-year-old juvenile were stopped in the black truck. Two of the males were from the Pontiac area while the other was from Westland.

Chief Selby said the suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Officers say two facsimile handguns and other items were found on the suspects which police believe were used in the alleged robbery.

All three suspects were processed and transported to the Lapeer County Jail and were awaiting their arraignment earlier this week.

Chief Selby said, “Thankfully this incident did not turn deadly for all involved.”

The Imlay City Police Department would like to remind residents that they need to be aware of their surroundings.

Police suggest keeping porch lights and lamp post lights on in the evening hours.

They encourage everyone to lock-up their personal belongings and to not hesitate in reporting any suspicious persons, vehicles and happenings to the Imlay City Police Department 810-724-2345 or by calling Central Dispatch.