Somerset Collection Armed Robbery Suspect Faces Felony Charges

An 18-year-old Detroit man is accused of robbing two shoppers at gunpoint outside a store at Somerset Collection over Memorial Day weekend.

have arrested and charged one of two men in an armed robbery at over Memorial Day weekend.

The incident occurred at 5:23 p.m. Sunday when Robertson and another suspect allegedly robbed a male and female shopper at gunpoint as they were leaving the  store, according to a Troy Police media release.

Kereim Jwron Robertson, 18, of Detroit was arrested and charged Tuesday with two counts of armed robbery and one count each of felony firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and resisting and obstructing a police officer. He was arraigned in 52-4 District Court by Judge Bolle; his bond was set at $1 million cash surety.

As the man and woman walked away from the store, Robertson and the other suspect, who were sitting on a bench outside the store, got up and approached the shoppers. According to the media release, one of the two suspects grabbed the male shopper, ripping his $1,800 Cartier eyeglasses from his face. As the male shopper wrestled with one suspect, Robertson allegedly pulled a revolver from his pants pocket and told the other suspect to "bust him."

The male shopper backed off after seeing the revolver, and Robertson then allegedly grabbed the woman's purse and True Religion shopping bag and took off running. The victims followed the suspects and saw Robertson leave in a full-sized white van.

Troy Police located and searched the van after a short scuffle with Robertson, finding a 6-shot revolver with five live rounds hidden under the driver's seat cushion, according to police. The female victim's purse and True Religion bag were also located in the vehicle, and the broken Cartier eyeglasses were found where the initial scuffle had occurred outside True Religion.

Robertson's pre-trial is scheduled for June 4 at 8:30 a.m., also in front of Judge Bolle in 52-4 District Court. The second suspect remains at large.

Gail Lucas May 30, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Unless something is done about the clientele Somerset will go the route of Universal Mall.
P Baskin May 30, 2012 at 03:40 PM
I am shopping at Somerset at least 6 times each month and an appalled at how the clientele has changed over the past few years. There was a day when well dressed shoppers were carrying bags of merchandise. Now...I see a LOT of teens hanging out on benches without any shopping bags, just loitering. I dread going into the Gucci store in particular. That is the one store I've noticed that attracts a LOT of "gangsta" type shoppers. Never have I seen so many twenty-somethings with baggy jeans hanging down below their hips and paying for thousands of $$$ in Gucci merchandise with BIG WADS OF CASH. Sad truth be told, Somerset is starting to evolve into a beautiful version of Northland. Meanwhile, shoppers such as myself will be lost in the transition.
Susan May 30, 2012 at 09:03 PM
and this is why I, as a woman, carry a gun....with Hollow Points....because if it comes down to me or them....they will be the one's on the ground. And I will save us, law abiding taxpayers the expense of having to put them thru the screwed up court system where they would end up free in 3 months only to rob or kill someone else.
Mike July 09, 2012 at 06:44 AM
It's same thing happen to me . While shopping at the True Religion store at the Somerset Collection with my wife Sunday July 8, 2012 I was robbed. We had just walked out of the store on the first floor and headed toward Macy's to go up the escalator to the second level, as soon as I was on the escalator a young black male ran up behind me, next to the escalator and grabbed my 'Cartier' glasses right off my face. I then jumped over the railing and cashed him through Macy's and out of the east exit where unfortunately I lost him due to the oncoming traffic. I immediately contacted the police and the Troy police department responded right away. I have lived in Troy for over 8 years and have be a regular patron at the somerset collection. I am writing to you as a very concerned citizen and local business owner, not only because of my own situation but also because of other recent robberies at the collection I believe Somerset is no longer the luxury shopping experience it once was. Something drastic needs to be done to ensure the safety of their patrons. Within the last two months their have now been two robberies inside the collection with almost the same outline, could this be an 'inside job'? I would appreciate anything you could do to help get the word out there, this patterned needs to be stopped before something worse comes of this.


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