A guy has been detained on suspicion of being engaged in two armed robberies in Ferndale.
Officers arrested Rayshawn Sealy, 23, of Hazel Park, on Tuesday after he was observed “casing” a 7-Eleven at Nine Mile and Hilton roads, according to the Ferndale Police Department.
Police Sealy claimed to have fled police but was apprehended shortly thereafter.
Sealy matched the description of an unknown person linked to two different robberies this month and last month, according to authorities.
The first incident happened on Oct. 20 at around 1:22 a.m. at a 7-Eleven near Nine Mile Road and Pinecrest Drive. According to police, the suspect approached the counter with a folding knife and demanded money from the register.
The suspect made off with roughly $300 from the business.
On Nov. 1, about 6:03 a.m., a suspect entered the business on Hilton Road, hinting he had a weapon and demanding cash. He fled the scene with $805 and the clerk’s mobile phone and shop phone.
According to the investigation, the suspect would “case” the establishments before each heist and depart on a bike. They also discovered that the suspect conducted a string of crimes between October 18 and November 6.
Sealy acknowledged to planning a robbery at the 7-Eleven store where he was apprehended on Tuesday.
He was arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery at the 43rd District Court. He was granted a $200,000 cash/surety bail.