Press Release: Suspect Charged with Armed Robbery and Fleeing & Eluding Police

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Suspect Charged with Armed Robbery and Fleeing & Eluding Police

Nazario Rivera

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, Luis Nazario-Rivera, 43 years old from Orion Township was charged with Armed Robbery and Fleeing & Eluding Police.  Mr. Nazario-Rivera was arraigned at 52/3 District Court in front of Magistrate Camargo, where bond was set at $500,000 cash.  A pre-exam conference has been set for July 14, 2014 at 8:30 am.

Armed-Robbery carries a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment or any term of years. Fleeing and Eluding 3rd degree carries a penalty of 5 years and/or $10,000 fine.

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm, the Auburn Hills Police Department responded to a reported armed robber at the BP Gas station at 3640 Lapeer Rd.  The suspect entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money from the store and fled the scene in a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser.  The clerk was not injured in the incident.   

Auburn Hills Police located the suspect vehicle on Brown Rd. near Lapeer Rd. immediately after the suspect fled the scene.  Officers attempted to stop the suspect, but he refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.  The suspect fled west on Brown Rd. to Baldwin Rd., where he then drove into the parking lot of the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet.  Officers located the suspect’s vehicle unoccupied in the mall parking lot.  Officers also located a gun near the suspect’s vehicle that matched the description of the weapon used by the suspect.

Officers set-up a perimeter around the mall property and began searching for the suspect.  The suspect was later apprehended near the parking lot of Pier One Imports on Baldwin Rd.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  There were no injuries to any citizens or police officers during this incident. 

The successful conclusion of this investigation is attributed to the collaborative effort of law enforcement personnel from the Auburn Hills Police Department, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Angelus Police Department; security officers from the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet and alert citizens who provided accurate and timely information, which led to the suspect’s apprehension.

Media Contact
Lieutenant Ryan Gagnon
Public Information Officer