NOVI, Mich. (FOX 2) - Two men arrived in court, each charged with armed robbery and multiple other charges Wednesday in a Novi court room.
The hearing came after a smash and grab incident in which 17-year-old Raphael Simmons and 18-year-old Jajuan Profit entered a Costco in early January and stole jewelry from the store.
At the store, located at 3000 Commerce Crossing, the suspects used a hatchet and sledge hammer to break glass and steal rings and necklaces from the store. After they robbed the store, they drove away in a silver colored Nissan Sentra. Police caught up with them at Orchard Lake and Maple Road, at a red light.
However the suspects fled the scene, leading police through neighborhoods and backyards. At one point, they drove into a tree and fled on foot.
While neither has a criminal record, both are believed to be behind additional incidents in the tri-county area.