Man arrested in Mount Clemens robbery
Mount Clemens – — A Detroit man was charged Thursday with the alleged imprisonment and robbery of a 67-year-old woman in her home earlier this week.
Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith charged Lujuan Carl McCants, 40, with armed robbery, first-degree home invasion, unlawful imprisonment, unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, felony firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The armed robbery charge is punishable by up to life in prison.
“We expect this to be the first in a series of arrests in this incident,” Smith said in a statement Thursday.
Police say three men entered Brenda Wilson’s home in Mount Clemens on Tuesday wearing masks.
The three duct taped Wilson’s ankles, zip-tied her wrists and held her at gunpoint as they ransacked the house. Wilson told deputies the ordeal lasted more than an hour.
The intruders took two shotguns, a compound bow, cash, jewelry, a television and several Christmas presents and left the scene in Wilson’s white 1992 Cadillac.
After the men left, Wilson freed herself and called police.
Police said they saw the Cadillac in the area of Dickerson and Filbert in Detroit. Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle which was driven by McCants, after following it to an address in Eastpointe.
A black neoprene mask was found in the rear of the car.
McCants previously served time in prison for a 1992 armed robbery.
“This suspect was taken off the streets in less than 48 hours,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said in a statement Thursday.
“There’s something to be said for old-fashioned detective work and cooperation between law enforcement agencies. It’s very difficult to hide when dedicated professionals are looking for you.”