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

Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 17:00:06-04

One of the suspects sought in the Twelve Oaks Mall smash-and-grab has turned himself in to police.

Novi police say the 26-year-old man from Detroit 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. He was transported and is expected to be arraigned.  

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.