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Police: Man Who Stabbed McDonald's Customer Committed Unarmed Robbery in Roseville While on Lam

Chesterfield Township police, along with several law enforcement agencies, apprehended Roland Lee Moore Jr. Friday without incident.

A two-day manhunt for a parole absconder sought in the concluded Friday afternoon with his arrest in the 9 Mile Road and Schoenherr area, police said.

With assistance from several agencies, including the County of Macomb Enforcement Team, also known as COMET, Roseville police, U.S. Marshals Service and the Department of Corrections, nabbed Roland Lee Moore Jr., 35, around 12:30 p.m. as he left a gas station, police said.

Moore, who was with a friend at the time, was taken into custody without incident for his role in the Tuesday night stabbing and robbery in the township, Chesterfield Detective Brian Dowell said Friday.

Following the arrest, Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin told Patch his department plans to charge Moore with a 20-year felony charge of unarmed robbery for a purse-snatching around 11:30 a.m. Thursday outside the National Coney Island. In that crime, a suspect later identified as Moore, grabbed an 82-year-old woman's purse and fled. The victim was uninjured, Berlin said.

Moore has been a parole absconder since November 2011. His extensive criminal background includes assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing police, drug charges and resisting and obstructing police, according to Chesterfield police.

He is accused of robbing and attacking a female customer at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McDonald's restaurant on 23 Mile Road west of Interstate 94. At that time, he approached a woman paying for food in the drive-thru lane, leaned into her open driver's side window and snatched her purse and laptop that rested on center console and passenger seat, Chesterfield Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said.

When the woman fought back, Moore stabbed her hands several times, Myers said, adding the victim was treated and released from the hospital for cuts to her hands.

A Chesterfield man, who was a couple cars behind the victim in the drive-thru lane, witnessed the attack and chased Moore with a baseball bat that he had inside his vehicle. But the suspect made it to a bicycle he parked behind the restaurant, fleeing across 23 Mile, police said.

Investigators were able to identify Moore as the suspect through a photo lineup with witnesses and learned he was staying in the Carriage Way mobile homes near 24 Mile Road. However, when police went to the residence Wednesday night, they learned he had fled the township, police said.

Information from Moore's friends and family led police to his whereabouts, Dowell said.

Moore is scheduled for a bond hearing Saturday in Macomb County Jail and is expected to be arraigned on felony charges of armed robbery and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder on Monday in in New Baltimore. If convicted of those charges, he could face up to life imprisonment.

De T' Roit February 04, 2012 at 08:22 PM
About a week ago, when I walked into a McDonald's outside of Detroit, I witnessed a guy "eye-scoping" while drinking from a courtesy cup. He looked harmless. He eventually came into the children's playroom while I was at the top of the playscape with my kids. He walked to the table where our coats were and looked at it (I didn't have a purse on the table), then he walked to the emergency door and stared at it. Then he left the play room and exited McDonalds to ride off on a girl's purple 10 speed bike (which was too small for his 235 lb body). From the top of the playscape I watched him travel the parking lot then return back inside McDonalds. I climbed down with my kids and left the playroom with our coats. He was seated again, looking harmless. While I was dressing my kids in their winter coats, I noticed that he'd moved from a front store seat to a back store seat. I asked a couple to watch me and my kids; then I notified the store manager who acted immediately. I then ran out with my kids. I was so scared that I didn't even buckle my kids in until I was away from the lot and sure no one on a bike was lurking.
Laura Meed July 21, 2012 at 03:48 AM
It wasn't him. My boyfriend would not do this. I love you and miss you Rolo.
Lisa September 13, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Excuse me b**** who the f are you? He is my man. He calls me every night and writes me all the time. I'm working to help him while he's in jail. What the f do you do to help him?
Resident September 13, 2012 at 07:34 PM
^^^Please tell me you two are kidding?! Are you seriously catting over this douche bag? If you are - please do everyone a solid: don't breed and don't vote. thx!
Lisa June 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM
I love how dumb people are to think this pos was a good man.

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