CLARKSTON MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Pine Knob Wine Shoppe located in the 5700 block of Maybee Rd.
Upon their arrival, Deputies found that a blue 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been driven in reverse through the front window and into the store. Deputies checked the interior of the store for possible suspects, but none were located. The Jeep came to a rest on top of the ATM and could not be dislodged.
Deputies requested two K-9 Units to assist them in tracking the suspects. A track led Deputies to another building east of the location where a second vehicle may have been waiting. The track was stopped because no suspects were located.
A Detective responded to the scene to begin their investigation.
The business owner was notified and responded to the store. The store surveillance camera places two suspects at the scene. The first suspect, who was responsible for driving the Jeep into the store and the other who waited outside of the store. Once the Jeep was unable to be dislodged from being on top of the ATM, the Jeep was abandoned. The two suspects were then seen fleeing eastbound from the store. The video is unable to be downloaded.
Both suspects were wearing a hooded sweat jacket and gloves.
The 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been stolen from the parking lot of the Hidden Lakes Apartments. The registered owner of the Jeep, who resides in White Lake Township, was contacted by the White Lake Township Police Department. The owner advised that the Jeep was in possession of her grandson who resides in the Hidden Lake Apartments. It was stolen and the ignition was punched. The Jeep was impounded as evidence and Detectives from the Auto Theft Unit were notified. An Evidence Technician responded to photograph and process the scene. The incident remains under investigation.