By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
The Huron Township Police Department is looking for a Detroit resident who held a man at gunpoint and robbed him in the area of Legrande and Castelle in the Huron Estates Mobile Home Complex, 22000 Inkster Road.
According to Police Chief Everette Robbins, Huron Officers were dispatched to the mobile home community on Friday, Feb. 6 around 7:00 p.m. after reports came in of an armed robbery.
A 45 year old male was robbed an gunpoint and $1100 in cash was stolen from the victim. Robbins said the suspect was known by the victim and that this incident was not random.
The suspect is identified as 39 year old Mario Romero Jr. who resides in Detroit.
Following the response from both Huron and Brownstown officers and detectives, the area was searched for several hours until it was determined that the suspect had fled.
Authorities believe that he was picked up by a third party and fled in an unknown vehicle.
According to Robbins, the suspect also has ties to the City of Chicago and the State of Florida, and could possibly be headed in those directions.
Robbins noted that the Huron Township Police Department assigned an officer to work inside the Huron Estates Community as part of the department’s Neighborhood Liaison Initiative.
The officer, according to Robbins, is fully paid for by the Huron Estates Management Company, similar to the agreement that is in place with the Country Meadows Mobile Home Community.
“The assigned officer was on duty inside the mobile home community and made contact with the victim within minutes of dispatch receiving the call,” said Robbins.
“We are very happy to have developed a relationship with the management of Huron Estates. Anytime you bring two entities together that have a common goal, the result is positive for the residents of the community,” he said.
“Our officer that is assigned to that community has been working hard these first couple weeks to establish a relationship with the residents that live there. We encourage them to contact him with any concerns they may have.”
Romero Jr. has been charged by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney with armed robbery – a felony punishable by life in prison, as well as a felony firearms/weapons possession, which is a two year prison term.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts should contact the Huron Township Police Department as 734-753-4400.