Two suspects are jailed after police say they attempted to steal almost $700 in high-end alcohol from the Costco in Green Oak Township.
Green Oak Township Police report they were dispatched at approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday to a report of three suspects, who entered Costco and began selecting and eventually concealing nine bottles of Remy Martin cognac valued at $674.91.
As officers arrived, all three suspects fled with the merchandise on foot before entering a vehicle and attempting to leave the scene, but were quickly apprehended.During the on-scene investigation it was determined that one of the suspects assaulted a Costco employee when confronted about the theft. It was also discovered that two of the suspects were responsible for a similar incident at Costco on Monday when an estimated $701.88 in various alcohol was stolen. They are also suspected in thefts at several other similar type stores in southeast Michigan.
Two of the suspects were lodged at the Livingston County Jail awaiting arraignment on multiple charges to include Organized Retail Fraud, Unarmed Robbery and Retail Fraud 2nd Degree. The third suspect was released from the scene after it was determined she had no knowledge of or involvement in the actual theft. Green Oak Township Police say Thursday’s
incident is not believed to be related to the theft at Ulta Beauty in January.
The Green Oak Township Police Department was assisted on scene by the Brighton City Police Department, Michigan State Police and Livingston County Central Dispatch.