Police ID Gun-Toting Teen as Suspect in Clinton Township and Chesterfield Robberies
Clinton Township police say Alontez Willis committed armed robbery in Clinton Township the day before he was arrested for the same crime in Chesterfield.
Police say the same man now facing multiple felony charges for allegedly committing armed robbery in Chesterfield on Oct. 28 carried out a similar crime in Clinton Township the day before.
Alontez Willis, 18 of Mount Clemens, was arraigned Oct. 29 in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on charges of armed robbery, a life felony; felony firearm, a two-year mandatory felony; and possession of a stolen firearm, a 10-year felony. His bond was set at $200,000 cash.
Chesterfield police say Willis robbed a 19-year-old Warren man at gunpoint near the Bed, Bath and Beyond at 50551 Waterside before fleeing the scene.
The Warren man told police Willis had followed him off the bus at 23 Mile and Gratiot and as he neared the Bed, Bath and Beyond, tapped him on the shoulder to ask for a cigarette. After giving him the cigarette, the suspect pulled a silver handgun out of his pocket and held it to the victim's temple, ordering him to empty his pockets onto the ground, police say.
Officers later found Willis hiding in a nearby dumpster and arrested him. He was carrying a loaded .22 caliber revolver at the time of his arrest, according to Chesterfield police.
Clinton Township police received a report of a similar robbery from their own residents on Oct. 27.
Two residents told police they were standing outside a house in the 24000 block of Hickory Lane when two men they didn’t recognize approached them. One of the men pulled out what appeared to be a silver .22 caliber revolver and pointed it at one of the residents, according to the police report.
With the gun pointed at the resident's head, the men stole two cell phones and $45 dollars before running off, according to police.
One of the victims later recognized the suspect who had robbed him from a photo released by Chesterfield police.
Det. Capt. Richard Maierle said Clinton Township plans to pursue charges similar to Chesterfield's.
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