DETROIT – Two police sergeants are facing charges for allegedly confronting a group of men at gunpoint who are accused of stealing an iPhone belonging to the daughter of one of the sergeant's.
Detroit Police Sergeant David A. Pomeroy, 47, and St. Clair Shores Police Sergeant Michael Notoriano, 42, were arraigned Monday. They have both been suspended without pay and turned in their badges and department-issued guns.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Notoriano's daughter was robbed of her iPhone July 20 while at a gas station in the 14400 block of Kercheval.
Worthy said Pomeroy and Notoriano were off-duty the following day when they used the "find my phone" app to locate the iPhone on the city's east side.
The officers allegedly confronted a car containing three men in it and took a handgun and the iPhone from them.
Worthy said Pomeroy allegedly kept watch while Notoriano took $300 and a bag of marijuana from one of the men.
Notoriano is charged with armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, felonious assault, ethnic intimidation, felony firearm, willful neglect of duty and failure to uphold the law.
Pomeroy is charged with armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, larceny of a firearm, willful neglect of duty and failure to upload the law.
Detroit man charged in robbery of St. Clair Shores police sergeant's daughter
Worthy has also charged Dwayne Weathington Jr., 24, in connection with the actual robbery of the iPhone.
Weathington is accused of stealing the iPhone from the 16-year-old as she rode her bike with a friend to the gas station. He allegedly pushed her off her bike and grabbed her by the backpack while grabbing the iPhone.
Weathington is charged with unarmed robbery and aggravated assault.