Warren officers open fire on serial robbery crew, prompting highspeed chase

Robbers suspected in at least a dozen crimes

WARREN, Mich. – Officers opened fire Thursday morning on robbery suspects in Warren and chased them into Detroit before taking down what investigators are calling a professional robbery crew.

According to police, officers caught four men in the act of breaking into Sweet Dreams Bakery at 13 Mile and Ryan roads at about 2:30 a.m. and attempted to make an arrest. An investigation team was brought in to watch the bakery overnight.

“There was some active surveillance that had taken place over a period of days,” said Deputy Commissioner Matt Nichols. “Through their surveillance they were able to follow them through a couple of cities throughout Macomb County.”

Two of the men jumped in a stolen Jeep and tried to run over the officers. The officers opened fire, on the vehicle striking one of the suspects in the arm. Officers from several area departments opened fire.

No officers were injured.

One of the men was taken into custody before the Jeep sped off, prompting a high-speed chase.

Chase stretched 12 miles

The chase stretched about 12 miles until the Jeep crashed at I-94 and Conner Street on Detroit’s east side. The two suspects in the Jeep were arrested.

Investigators say they have been tracking the group for a while. Warren police say the crew is suspected of at least a dozen break-ins and are known for breaking into businesses, stealing the safe and throwing it into the back of a vehicle.

Surveillance video from Metro Bar and Grill shows the same crew conducting a break-in and robbery on July 28. The video shows them using a crowbar at the restaurant.

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