Police: Armed robbers fire shots, steal cars, jewelry

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

The Northville Township Police Department is seeking two men for their alleged role in a home invasion early Sunday morning.

It was about 5:15 a.m. Sunday when Northville police responded to a 911 call at the 42000 block of Five Mile for a home invasion in progress. That block of Five Mile is north of Schoolcraft and west of Haggerty.

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Two armed, masked suspects, one carrying a rifle, one carrying a handgun, “forced entry into the home and confronted the residents,” a statement on the incident said.

Police say the suspects physically assaulted one of the people in the home and fired shots at some point in the incident, and stole jewelry, a handgun and two vehicles from the home: a 2015 Chevy Corvette and a 2016 black Lexus RX350, an SUV.

Nearby police departments were alerted to the incident, and just six minutes after the 911 call came in, at about 5:21 a.m., Livonia police spotted the Corvette on eastbound Interstate 96 in Livonia. They gave chase, but “terminated the pursuit in the city of Detroit upon losing sight of the vehicle.”

The Corvette was found a time later in Detroit.

The Lexus has yet to be recovered, but police offered the license plate number for the SUV: Michigan plates, number BGG378.

Northville police only had a description for one suspect: black male, muscular build, standing 6 feet to 6-feet-2-inches tall. He was the man who allegedly carried the rifle.

Police ask that anyone with information on the suspects’ identities or their whereabouts call (248) 349-9400. Those who prefer anonymity can call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.