On January 19, 2022 at approximately 9:55 a.m. officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Right Way Auto, 1119 S. Mission Street.
Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male suspect brandished a gun and fled the scene in a vehicle stolen from the Right Way auto lot. Dealer employees were able to give a description of the suspect and stolen vehicle. The suspect was identified as a 20-year-old male from Mt. Pleasant by the vehicle he drove to the dealership and left at the scene. Mt. Pleasant Police detectives and officers issued a ‘be on the lookout’ for the suspect and vehicle to surrounding law enforcement agencies. A short time later, the Bay County Police Department located the suspect and placed him into custody without incident. The handgun seized by police was a BB gun. The suspect will be arraigned on January 20 in the Isabella County Court. This was an isolated and targeted incident. There is no risk to the public.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111 or Central Dispatch at 989-773-1000. This is an ongoing and open investigation.
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Bay County Police Department, Bay County Central Dispatch, Michigan State Police and Isabella County Central Dispatch.