Suspect in custody after robbery at Right Way Auto


A Mount Pleasant Police Department car sits outside Walmart on Dec. 12.

A 20-year-old man from Mount Pleasant was arrested yesterday after attempting to rob the Right Way Auto at 1119 S. Mission Street. 

Officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded at about 10 a.m. according to a Jan. 20 press release. 

Upon arrival, officers were told that the man brandished a gun and fled the scene in a vehicle stolen from the Right Way auto lot. Dealer employees were able to give a description of the man and stolen vehicle.

Officers were able to identify the man because he left the vehicle he drove to the dealership at the scene.

A short time later, the Bay County Police Department located the man and placed him into custody without incident. The handgun seized by police was actually a BB gun.

This was an isolated and targeted incident with no risk to the public.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111 or Central Dispatch at 989-773-1000. This is an ongoing and open investigation.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Bay County Police Department, Bay County Central Dispatch, Michigan State Police and Isabella County Central Dispatch.