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Man Attempts to Steal $12,000 Cartier Watch from Saks Fifth Avenue

The following information was supplied by the Troy Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is a recap of recent news from the Troy Police Department.

A 19-year-old Detroit man is in custody after attempting to steal a $12,000 Cartier watch from Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection on Jan.17, according to a Troy Police report. A sales associate told police that Dequan Oshay Williams approached the sales counter just before 4 p.m. and asked to see the watch, offering a fraudulent driver's license as his identification.

According to the report, once Williams had placed the watch partially on his wrist, he ran from the sales counter. As a Saks Loss Prevention Officer and a security guard attempt to apprehend him, Williams bit the officer and sprayed him with red pepper spray in an attempt to escape, the report stated. After a struggle, Williams was detained as police took him into custody. On Jan. 18, he was arraigned on one count of armed robbery and bond was set at $200,000 cash.

Call Troy Police at 248-524-3447 if you have any information about these incidents. For questions about this report, email Troy Patch at troy@patch.com.

j. Calhoun February 01, 2013 at 04:59 PM
See this is why regular hard working folks cannot shop at a place like Saks Fifth Avenue or Neimans. Because people just like this gentleman, makes all of us suspects. So unfortunately, when we do shop in stores like this we are treated very disrespectful. Because the security guards are always concerned on whether were going to do something wrong. So we are automatically suspect. That is truly a shame. For people like myself really truly deserve to shop at a store like this without feeling uncomfortable going in using my hard earned money to shop for designer hand bag.

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