3 Arrested in Canton in Connection With Armed Robbery of Verizon Store
Search for suspects prompted lockdown of four Plymouth-Canton elementary schools.
Canton Police arrested three suspects Monday in connection with an armed robbery at a Verizon store on Ford Road, west of Morton Taylor Road, according to a news release from the department.
Canton Police received a call about 11 a.m. Monday reporting an armed robbery in progress at the retail store, according to the police report. When police arrived at the scene, they received reports of three suspects armed with a semiautomatic assault rifle fleeing south on Oakview in a silver vehicle, the report indicated.
A patrol car in the area intercepted the vehicle at Oakview and Saltz roads, near Flodin Park, and disabled the vehicle, the report indicated. The suspects then fled on foot and were quickly found hiding in a storm cellar adjacent to a house on Willard, according to the report. The suspects were taken into custody.
According to police officials, the department notified nearby Hoben Elementary, which went into lockdown. The district then expanded the lockdown to include three additional schools in Canton—Bentley, Field and Eriksson elementaries—until the search for suspects had ended. The district lifted the lockdown after noon on Monday.
According to police, the investigation is ongoing and information about the suspects will not be release until they are arraigned in court on any potential charges by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.