2nd teen charged in Kent Co. cellphone store break-ins

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) —  A second teenager has been formally charged in connection to a string of cellphone store robberies in Kent County.

Haracio Harris, 17, appeared in court Monday where he pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of armed robbery, court administrators confirm.

He and 17-year-old Ziquadreon White were arrested Thursday at a hotel in Wyoming. Four others taken into custody at the hotel were ultimately released due to a lack of evidence.

White was previously charged with receiving stolen cellphones and resisting and obstructing police during his arrest. Court records show he is free on bond.

A third teen, 18-year-old Marquis Thomas, is wanted for armed robbery in connection to the crimes. Police have also identified a fourth suspect who is not in custody. That suspect’s name hasn’t been released because he or she is a juvenile.

Police are looking for more possible thieves. The “core” group connected to the robberies includes six to eight people. Wyoming police said three to five people appear to be involved in each robbery. Police released surveillance footage of the additional suspects Friday.

The latest break-ins happened at AT&T stores late Thursday night and early Friday morning in Plainfield Township and shortly after in Wyoming — after Harris and White had been arrested.

Investigators say the two incidents are connected to a string of four other cellphone robberiesacross Kent County earlier this month. Phones were stolen from the Best Buy near RiverTown Crossings mall on Nov. 12. Three other stores were robbed Nov. 27 and Nov. 28.

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