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Two arrested in numerous Bloomfield car thefts

A spate of thefts from several vehicles on Thursday, October 13, in Bloomfield Township led to the arrest of two suspects following a pursuit and search involving four police departments.

Bloomfield Township Police Public Information Officer Nick Soley said the department received several complaints between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on October 13 from victims throughout the township who had their vehicle windows smashed out and their belongings stolen.

Police determined the suspect vehicle was a gray 2020 Jeep stolen from Livonia three days prior to the thefts in Bloomfield Township. Soley said an officer spotted the Jeep near Square Lake Road and Woodward, but the suspects fled south on Woodward after seeing the police cruiser, even through they didn’t immediately attempt a traffic stop. He said the suspects weren’t pursued, but lost a tire due to erratic driving. The vehicle eventually stopped in Bloomfield Hills, at which point the occupants ran from the scene.

Police officers and detectives with the Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham police departments, as well as the Troy SIU Task Force, searched and found the two men. Police identified the suspects as Marcus Dlaun Hobson, 23, and Raymone Terry Thomas, 40.

Thomas was arrested and charged with two counts of larceny from a vehicle, two counts of fraud and one count of stolen property, as well as a driving while license suspended charge in Harper Woods, and charges for damage to property in Detroit. Thomas is also a listed as a parole absconder by the state in connection with a 2013 theft involving an accident. He is being held at the Oakland County Jail on $300,000 cash/surety bond.

Hobson was charged with two counts of larceny and one count of stolen property. He is being held at the Oakland County Jail on $200,000 cash/surety bond.

Police said the men are suspected to be responsible for additional thefts in Bloomfield Township and surrounding communities between the time the Jeep was stolen and their arrest. Soley said several stolen items were recovered from the stolen vehicle.


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