WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan – Two men arrested in Township of Bloomfield after they robbed a store at gunpoint and tied up the employees working there have been charged, police said.
Township of Waterford police were called around 8 p.m. Thursday (February 17) to the T-Mobile store at 5121 Highland Road.
Officers said two masked gunmen entered the store wearing body armor and all-black clothing. One of the men was armed with a rifle, authorities said.
They asked employees to open the store’s safe and empty cellphones and cash into large garbage bags, police said. Then the gunmen restrained the two clerks using zippers before fleeing through a back door, officials said.
Detectives tracked the pair to a house in Bloomfield Township. One of the men was arrested as soon as he arrived at the home, but the other fled inside, authorities said. He surrendered soon after, officials said.
“Although they are not looking for credit or accolades, it is important to recognize the more than 20 men and women who have made this effort a success,” said Waterford Police Chief Scott Underwood.
Authorities said they recovered approximately $50,000 in stolen electronics and cash from the store. They also found a rifle, body armor and clothing that matched descriptions of the incident, police said.
Terrell Antonio Goode, 30, and Ryan Paul Maracle, 30, were taken to the Oakland County Jail. They are charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm in a felony and two counts of unlawful imprisonment.
Goode and Maracle were arraigned in District Court 52-1 and were denied bond. A probable cause conference is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on March 2.
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