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Suspect arraigned in Novi's Twelve Oaks Mall smash-and-grab

Posted: 6:58 AM, Aug 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-24 10:00:39-04

One of the suspects arrested in the Twelve Oaks Mall smash-and-grab was video arraigned this morning.

Jamal Ritter, 26 of Detroit, is facing larceny and retail fraud charges.  

The judge set Ritter's bond at $300,000 with a probable cause hearing scheduled for August 31 at 9:15 a.m. 

Novi police say the 26-year-old arrived at the Sixth Precinct Monday night for his alleged involvement in the crime. 

We're told when Detroit officers were handing over the suspect to Novi police outside, he attempted to flee and assaulted one of the officers in the process. After he was placed in the police vehicle, he kicked out the back windows, according to police. 

Surveillance video released this week showed the robbery at Tapper's in the mall on Saturday.

The robbery prompted chaos and confusion when investigators say shoppers mistook the sound of breaking glass for gunshots.

The suspects used a hammer to break the glass at the store and made off with an unknown amount of items.

Police say there were three suspects involved and they're believed to be part of a known crime ring in southeast Michigan.