Suspect charged in connection to strong-arm robbery, carjacking of elderly woman in Waterford Township

Posted: 4:40 PM, Jun 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-19 16:46:42-04
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WATERFORD TWP., Mich. (WXYZ) — Marqus Fitzgerald Young was charged Wednesday in connection to a strong-arm robbery and carjacking of an 81-year-old woman in Waterford Township on June 14.

Young is charged with unarmed robbery, larceny and unlawful driving away in a motor vehicle. His bond was set at $1 million cash surety.

On June 14, Young allegedly stole a purse and a car from the woman in the parking lot of Tenuta's Food Lane, 3515 Sashabaw Road.

According to a police report, Young followed the woman out of the store and into the parking lot. He then grabbed her purse out of her hands before she could enter her vehicle.

The woman sustained minor injuries after falling on the ground during the robbery.

Young then allegedly fled in the victim's 2018 white Dodge Journey.