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A Detroit man accused of robbing a Roseville motel last week has been formally charged, police said Monday.

Kalieb Solomon, 26, has been charged with armed robbery and being a felon possessing a firearm, authorities said. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison for the armed robbery charge and up to two years for the firearm possession charge.

A judge set his bond at $500,000 and scheduled his next court appearance for Oct. 17.

Police said Solomon is accused of entering the lobby of the Microtel motel on 13 Mile near Little Mack at about 1 a.m. last Thursday armed with a gun and robbing it.

Read more: Roseville police seek suspect in motel heist

Officials said the suspect demanded the clerk, who is pregnant, open the cash register and give him all of the money in it.

Several witnesses were in the lobby at the time, according to officials. One of them was a 13-year-old girl, who the robber allowed to move from one place to sit next to her mother.

The suspect also demanded everyone in the lobby give him their cellphones and everyone complied, police said.

He then left the lobby on foot in an unknown direction, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Investigators released images of the suspect captured by the motel's security surveillance system.

Police arrested him the next day.

Read more: Suspect arrested in Roseville motel heist

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