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Police Pull Teen from Dumpster, Arrest Him for Armed Robbery in Chesterfield

A Mount Clemens teen was arraigned Monday in an armed robbery at the Bed, Bath and Beyond in Chesterfield, according to police.

An 18-year-old Mount Clemens man is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly robbing a Warren man at gunpoint Sunday near the in Chesterfield.

Alontez Willis was arraigned in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore Monday 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.

On Oct. 28, just after 8 a.m., Chesterfield Township police responded to Bed, Bath and Beyond at 50551 Waterside where a 19-year-old Warren man reported he had been robbed while walking to work.

The victim told police another man 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.

The victim said he did not try to resist and did as ordered. The suspect then fled with the victim's wallet and cell phone toward the front of the nearby Kohl's where the victim lost sight of him, according to police.

Chesterfield Officer Duane VanAcker saw the suspect come out of a row of bushes in front of the Schaller Corporation on Gratiot, where he attempted to hail a southbound Gratiot bus. The suspect fled from VanAcker, who ordered fellow officers to set up a perimeter to box him in. 

Officer Tim Kelly found the suspect hiding in a dumpster near the rear of 49660 S. Leona and arrested him, according to police.

Police say Willis was carrying a loaded .22 caliber revolver and the victim's cell phone at the time of his arrest. The victim's wallet was later recovered. 

petey October 30, 2012 at 02:03 AM
First a robbery at Kohl's,now near BB&B,not good news!Glad the Chesterfield police are on the job and catching the thieves,kudos to them,for a job well done!
mom October 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM
just another reason we need to support our police and fire in the upcoming elections.
Tracy - Chesterfield Twp October 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I agree with Petey! I just wish we had more officers! Imagine if something else was happening elsewhere in the township, how could our "Skeleton Crew" of a department be in 2 places at once? Thanks CTPD!!!
Maximus Max October 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Great police work fellas. Get your CPL now. Your peaceful sleepy Township isn't what it used to be.
Biscuit Shredder October 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM
This lowlife should consider himself lucky. Some of us carry firearms legally and frequent that area.
Kimberly Steele November 24, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Tim Kelly is my uncle hes a great man he was withDPD for a really long time.he also at one point was driving home from Chesterfield police Dept and saw a house on fire he went up to the house called for the FD but went in while it was safe and got a man out,after he put his report in he went home and he got a call from his boss saying the news wanted to interview him and my uncle refused stating he was just doing his job.

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