Detroit Duo Charged in Carjacking and Armed Robbery Spree
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Maruis Edward Robinson 31, (DOB: 07/01/1987) and Kevin Terrell Edwards, 28 (DOB: 03/21/1991), both of Detroit, in connection with a string of carjackings and armed robberies that occurred between May 9, 2019 and May 13, 2019 in Detroit.
On May 9, 2019 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a car was stolen from the front of a home located in the 8800 block of Stahelin in Detroit. On May 13, 2019 at approximately 8:40 a.m., in the area of Rutland Street near Plymouth Road, it is alleged that the defendants attempted to carjack and rob an adult male at gunpoint. The male victim fled the scene on foot without surrendering his car keys. Later that morning, at approximately 9:37 a.m., it is alleged that the defendants approached a woman in the parking lot of 9600 Wyoming Avenue, produced a weapon and robbed her of her personal belongings and drove off in her vehicle.
At approximately 9:43 the same morning, it is alleged the defendants approached a woman sitting in her vehicle in the 10100 block of West Chicago, produced a weapon and robbed her of her personal belongings and vehicle, as well. At 10:04 a.m. on the same morning, it is alleged the defendants approached a male victim as he was getting in his car in the area of Joy Road and Greenfield, produced a weapon and stole his belongings and vehicle. Investigation by Detroit police officers led to the apprehension of the defendants.
The defendants have each been charged with Carjacking, three counts of Armed Robbery, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property over $20,000; Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property - $1,000 - $20,000, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and eight counts of Felony Firearm.*
Robinson and Edwards were arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The Probable Cause Conferences are scheduled for May 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examinations are scheduled for June 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones in 36th District Court. Both defendants received a $300,000 cash/surety bond. Please request a photograph of the defendants from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.