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Second jewelry store heist suspect arraigned
Carlos Wilson of Detroit facing multiple charges in Novi, is listed as a parole absconder with a history of serious crimes

August 26, 2016


NOVI, MI - A second suspect in the “smash and grab” larceny from the Tapper’s Jewelry store inside Twelve Oaks Mall was arraigned Thursday before 52-1 District Court Judge David Law.

Novi Police investigators presented their investigative findings regarding Carlos Wilson, 26, of Detroit, to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday for a review on all applicable charges. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s office issued the following charges:

• One count of felony retail fraud 1st degree, punishable by up to 5 years in prison;

• One count of felony malicious destruction of property, punishable by up to 5 years in prison;

• One count of felony larceny from person, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Wilson was ordered held on a $500,000 cash/surety bond and transported to the Oakland County Jail awaiting his next court appearance at 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 7 in front of Judge Law.

State Department of Corrections records indicate Wilson is currently a parole absconder. He was previously convicted of stealing a vehicle in 2008, a home invasion in 2013, and delivery of a controlled substance in 2015.

The Novi Police Department is continuing to look for two of the four men involved in the larceny that took place at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Three African American males were observed entering the business and smashing a display case with a small hammer to gain access to the contents inside. The men were able to take two watches, of an undisclosed value, from the damaged case before fleeing the scene on foot. A fourth suspect served as the driver of the getaway vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the identity of the remaining two suspects is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Scott Baetens at 248-348-7100 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.