Police say that armistice robbery suspects were sprayed in Ypsilanti-area apartments by police and were arrested, police say
On Friday, Sept. 24, police were involved in a confrontation with three barricaded gunmen at the Aspen Chase Apartments in York City.
According to Derrick Jackson, spokesman for the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, police were dispatched to the area for an armed robbery in progress at the Boost Mobile cell phone store located at 2872 Washtay Avenue just before 2:30 p.m.
The suspects, portrayed as three males who were armed with guns, were believed to have fled the scene and were barricaded at the complex. As of 3:30 p.m., police had no contact with them yet.
Now, its just about making contact, talking to people, Jackson added.
The sheriff's office was asking people to evacuate the area surrounding the apartment complex, which is situated at Golfside Road between Washtenaw Avenue and Clark Road.
Police also warned students who have been taken off in the area by school transportation that the district would be sending instructions for transportation adjustments to them.
Ypsilanti Community School district was urging residents of Aspen Chase to take their children from school in a letter sent to parents. If that wasn't possible, the busses would be stationed at the At Home Furniture Store at Golfside and Washtenaw, where they would store furniture.
Students not picked up from At Home Furniture store will be returned to their school building, stated the letter, signed by Superintendent Dr. Alena Zachery-Ross.
Residents at the scene say the apartment complex has recently experienced an increase in criminal activity.
Robert Valentine, a resident of Aspen Chase for less than three weeks, expressed regret, saying that this is the second time they've blocked off the area since he moved in.
He said, Every day, it's police here, he said.
Valentine, 64, travelled to Milan to say he is prepared to return. He has since been released from the city and says if a job is over, she will be able to move again.
Louis Mclean, a resident of Apsen Chase for roughly ten years, stated that the crime has been getting worse in the past few months.
This simply can't be acceptable, he said. Theres been gunshots every week here.
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