Police on scene at Twelve Oaks Mall after attempted smash-and-grab robbery

- There is an active police scene at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi after a smash-and-grab robbery.

Police have confirmed that officials are at the scene and they are investigating a robbery at Tapper's Jewelry.

Shortly after 7 p.m., Novi police said officers are still searching the mall for two of the robbery suspects.

Sheryl Walsh of the City of Novi released a statement that said robbers may have smashed jewelry cases inside the store.

"It is believed the noise from the smashing glass was possibly perceived as shots fired with three suspects fleeing," she said.

One source who works at Forever 21 said she heard over the loudspeaker to take cover, and ran out of the mall.

Twelve Oaks Mall has released a statement on the incident as well:

“We can confirm there was an attempted smash and grab robbery at Twelve Oaks Mall. Police confirmed that there were no shots fired at any time. The sound of breaking glass was mistaken for gunfire. We take this incident very seriously and are fully cooperating with police. The safety and security of our shoppers and diners is our first priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we are increasing security patrols. For more information on the incident, please contact Novi police as this remains an active investigation."

Stay with FOX 2 for information as it becomes available.

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