Man arrested for robbing armored car of $100K at 7-Eleven

- A 29-year-old man is under arrest in the hold up of an armored car in Clinton Township.

He got away with $100,000 after robbing the armored car in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at Seven Mile and Harper Avenue Thursday at noon. According to Clinton Township Police, the man robbed the car at gunpoint and ran off with over $100,000.

The employee with Garda was reloading an ATM at the time, police say.

According to police they have recovered a portion of the money stolen but are still looking for more cash and a gun used by the suspect.

It didn't take long for police to track down the lone suspect into a home on Dickinson Street in Mount Clemens. 

Some of the cash was found a few blocks away. They say they believe the rest of the money is in a backpack inside the home.

Neighbors watched nearby as police surrounded the house.

"They had all of their guns drawn and they were saying get down," said neighbor Peggy Bergman.

"The street was all blocked off, there were cops everywhere with their guns out, it was pretty crazy," said neighbor Emily Bergman.

Prior to robbing the armored car -- police think the same man held up a car wash on Harper -- getting away with just $15 and a cell phone.

There were no injuries reported in the incidents.  Police are not revealing any suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Clinton Township police at (586) 493-7800. The suspect is expected to be arraigned Friday.

The armored car company Garda released this statement:

"We are relieved to report that our driver and messenger were not injured.  We are fully collaborating with the authorities in the investigation of this incident and cannot provide any other detail."
 

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