(Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 2, 2013)
Four people have been arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies after their involvement in four armed robberies and two attempted murders that occurred in the in the city of Pontiac in a 24 hour period between 10-30-13 and 10-31-13. Sheriff’s Detectives believe a fifth person is involved as well and they continue their investigation.
Roberto Colon age 16, Steven Bard age 17, Gleneisha Warnar age 18 all residents of Pontiac and Bianca London age 26 of Auburn Hills were all arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies as they sat in a car at 12:30AM early Friday morning (11-1-13) on Hughes St in Pontiac.
The first robbery occurred at approximately 11:00 pm Wednesday night as both Colon and Bard approached a 25 year old female and 27 year old male couple sitting in their car in the 200 block of Ridgemont. Colon pulled a semi-automatic handgun on the couple and took the man’s wallet which contained $130 dollars. Colon and Warnar then fled back to a vehicle driven by Warnar.
The second robbery and attempt murder occurred approximately 1 and 1/2 hours later early Thursday morning as a 23 year old male Pontiac resident was walking east on Mechanic St. near Douglas and was approached by the suspects after they had got out of their vehicle. Colon pulled a handgun on the victim and demanded his money. The victim took off running and was shot at twice but not injured as he fled the area. Once he arrived home he called 911.
The third robbery occurred the Thursday night approximately 9:30PM as a 23 year old male sat in his vehicle using his cell phone in the 50 block of Bellmore Lane. As the victim sat in his car both doors suddenly opened and he was confronted by two of the suspects who were both armed with semi-automatic handguns. The suspects took approximately $100 dollars from the victim and fled on foot. The victim then called 911.
The last armed robbery occurred an hour later as a 25 year old male Pontiac resident was sitting outside his residence in the 50 block of Edith and was approached by 2 of the male suspects. Both pulled handguns and took $6 dollars from the victim and his cell phone. The victim stated after giving the suspects his money that the male later identified as Colon placed the gun against his face and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire. The two suspects fled and the victim used another phone to call 911. When Colon was arrested a short while later by Sheriff’s Deputies they observed that Colon’s gun had jammed.
Deputies recovered both handguns a .380 semi-automatic and a .22 semi-automatic from the vehicle and marijuana, crack cocaine and some of the victim’s property.
50th District Court Judge Cynthia Walker arraigned all 4 suspects Friday afternoon after they were charged by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.
Warnar is charged with 14 counts ranging from Assault with Intent to Murder, multiple counts of Armed Robbery and Felony Firearms charges. Her bond is set at $100,000 cash only.
Bard is charged with 6 counts including Armed Robbery, Felony Firearms and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. His bond is set at $75,000 cash only.
Colon has a prior Home Invasion arrest as a juvenile.
Bard has a prior Carrying a Concealed Weapon arrest and is currently out on a $5,000 dollar bond out of the 50th District Court and awaiting trial in Circuit Court on that charge.
London has a prior larceny arrest and a number of traffic offenses.
Warnar, owner of the suspect vehicle, is currently out on bond out of the 51st District Court in Waterford Twp. and is awaiting trial on a felony larceny arrest in August of this year. She has a prior juvenile arrest for assault and dangerous drugs, both out of Waterford Township.
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