Suspect arrested in Shelby Twp. armed robberies

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Shelby Township police arrested a 25-year-old man Tuesday they say is connected to a recent string of armed robberies there.

The suspect, identified only as a township resident, is believed to have wielded a knife while robbing Dr. Quinn Weight Loss on Hayes, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money Monday evening, police said.

Within hours, authorities released a composite sketch and images captured on cameras at the clinic.

“Due to the danger to the public and increasing brazenness of the crimes, officers worked closely with the community and quickly developed key information leading to a certain individual,” police said in a statement.

Investigators believe the suspect also robbed a local salon and health food store. He is expected to be arraigned this week at 41-A District Court.

An investigation is ongoing; anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call the Shelby Township Police Detective Bureau at (586) 731-2121.