Man arraigned in knife-point robbery of mom with two toddlers at Tanger Outlet Mall

Adrian Harrell

The man police say robbed a Milford mother with two toddlers in tow at knifepoint on Monday, July 20, 2020, was arraigned Tuesday, July 21, on two charges: armed robbery, and third-degree fleeing and eluding police. He is currently lodged in the Livingston County Jail on a $150,000 cash/surety bond. He is currently seeking help from a bail bonds company.

Police say Adrian Harrell, 21, of West Bloomfield, robbed a 36-year-old Milford woman who had arrived at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Howell Township at approximately 10:37 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2020. As the woman was getting her two children, ages 3 years and 11 months, out of her vehicle, police say Harrell approached her with a knife and demanded her purse.

The woman gave him her purse, and he fled on foot. She saw him get into a gray Honda. She called 9-1-1 as she watched the Honda.

A deputy from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was on the Tanger Outlet Mall property when he was dispatched and he located the suspect sitting in his car.

As the deputy approached the Honda, the Honda fled the scene after the deputy activated its emergency lights. The deputy pursued the Honda westbound on I-96 from M-59 and it exited at Fowlerville Road. After it exited at Fowlerville Road, deputies were able to get the car stopped without incident with the assistance from a trooper out of the Brighton Post of the Michigan State Police.

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