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Trio of thieves target Capac store


Novi men arrested after Sunday night break-in at Fronney's



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April 03, 2019
CAPAC — Three men from Novi have been arrested after they allegedly broke into Fronney's Foods on Sunday night.

According to a press release from St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the suspects were arrested in Oakland County in a matter of hours and have since been lodged in the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center.

The suspects have not been named but were expected to be arraigned on multiple charges today, April 3, in district court. They are 23, 25 and 26 years-old.

Deputies were dispatched to Fronney's around 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, for a breaking and entering alarm call. They found that the men used a pry bar to gain entry to the store.

"They then went to the pharmacy area of the store in an attempt to steal medications. However, the pharmacy has not been open for some time, so they left empty-handed," Donnellon stated.

When Fronney Foods first opened their doors in 2015, the store included a Rogers Pharmacy department that has since closed.

Deputies reviewed the store's video surveillance system and developed a suspect vehicle description as well as a license plate. A "be on the lookout" bulletin was developed and broadcast to area police agencies.

"About an hour and a half later, St. Clair County Central Dispatch relayed a message to deputies that the suspects had been pulled over by the Wixom and Walled Lake Police Departments in Oakland County and that the suspects had been taken into custody," Donnellon said.

St. Clair County Sheriff detectives traveled to the Wixom Police Department to take custody of the suspects.

The prosecutor's office plans to charge the men with breaking and entering of a building with forced entry and malicious destruction of property.

Michigan State Police troopers assisted in the investigation.

Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.
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