Man robbed while meeting prostitutes at Ruth Motel

A 31-year-old man from Wixom was set up and robbed at the Ruth Motel.

- A 31-year-old man from Wixom was set up and robbed at the Ruth Motel in Harrison Township, according to the Macomb County Sherrif's Office.

Two men, Alphonse Grzelakowski of Roseville and Joseph Kratz, and two prostitutes, Dana Withers and Nichole Harbison of Warren, stole from the man in his hotel room. The men were hiding in the bathroom, jumped out, and began punching the man. They stole his cell phone, watch, knife and wallet that contained $150 in cash.

"These people are meeting certain individuals on the Internet and thinking they're going to get these services and you never know who's going to be on the other end and what's going to happen," said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.

They held the man down and demanded his bank account information for about 30 minutes. Police said the man then convinced the robbers to let him go to the 7-Eleven across the street, where he could use the ATM. Instead, the man called 911.

"They allow that to happen - we're thankful they're not the sharpest tools in the shed," Wickersham said.

After they saw two people run from the hotel Macomb County deputies immediately began searching. However, it didn't take long because one man was already wearing a tether. They were able to locate him across the street using a GPS.

Police said catching the other two was not difficult either - deputies quickly spotted them crouched down in a car in the motel parking lot. The suspects were apprehended and are now in jail.


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