HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three men were arrested Sunday and charged in connection with a string of car robberies in Harrison Township, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham announced.
Police said a deputy was on patrol around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in Harrison Township and saw items inside a car that had been reported stolen. The deputy was in an area where many car robberies had been reported.
Three men were found in a vehicle parked in the parking lot of a restaurant on South River Road. Police said one of the men had been previously arrested for stealing from cars.
Deputies searched two vehicles and found 89 items that are believed to have been stolen from unlocked vehicles in Harrison Township, such as GPS devices, tablets, credit cards, power tools, purses and pairs of sunglasses.
Police said as many as 20 different victims from Harrison Township were identified.
Paul Michael Hranchook, 18, Blake Jacob Stoll, 18, and Anthony Dimitri Karpowitsch, 21, are charged with three counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, a five-year felony.
Police are still trying to identify other victims, and more charges are expected.
Hranchook and Stoll were being held on $10,000 bail and have since been released from the Macomb County Jail.
Karpowitsch is being held at the Macomb County Jail on $10,000 bail.
The men are expected to be back in court on Feb. 27.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 586-307-9358.