At approximately 7:30 Tuesday evening, police officers were dispatched to Birchwood mall after reports of an armed robbery at Kay Jewelers. According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office, while officers were enroute, Central Dispatch told deputies the suspects had run out of the mall and had gotten into a red Chevrolet Impala. The suspects left the mall at a high rate of speed southbound on 24th Avenue. Deputies began searching for the vehicle, along with officers from the Port Huron Police Department and troopers from Michigan State Police at which time a Port Huron Police Unit located the vehicle in the area of Gratiot Avenue and Hancock Street in the city of Port Huron.
The suspects refused to stop and a short chase ensued. The vehicle finally stopped in the area of Riverside Drive and I-94 when three of the four suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Two of them were captured almost immediately, along with a suspect that had remained in the vehicle. The fourth suspect was caught a short time later, a short distance away. The suspects, three 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old all from Detroit. They are lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center, where they will await arraignment on robbery and other charges.