Robbery suspect considered armed and dangerous. 

September 9, 2022


Robbery suspect considered armed and dangerous. 

HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect involved in a recent robbery. The man is considered to be armed and dangerous. The suspect, Harold Raymond Labeau, 51, is wanted on a six county felony warrant in his involvement in a home invasion that took place on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at a residence in Golden Township. 

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast reported that an 81-year-old woman fired a round at a masked man armed with a weapon, possibly a crowbar, who broke into her and her 84-year-old husband’s home during the night. 

Mast said Labeau had stolen a firearm from the residence and was last seen with that firearm. “He’s made statements to witnesses that he is aware law enforcement is after him and he will go down shooting,” Mast said. 

Labeau was last seen carrying the backpack in the picture and a black button down shirt with blue jeans.

The armed robbery occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of West Fox Road.

Mast said Labeau broke into the residence and proceeded to assault and rob the homeowners, and the homeowner produced a firearm.

“He broke in with possibly a crow bar” by smashing a glass sliding door.

The woman fired a round at the suspect but missed, and the suspect disarmed her.

“It sounds like a struggle ensued and the gentleman received some laceration type of injuries.” The elderly man received a cut to the front and to the back of his head and was bleeding.

The suspect then stole money and valuables from the couple and took off in their 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep was recovered at noon Wednesday in the City of Hart, said Mast.

After the suspect fled in their vehicle, the couple called 911. “Deputies came; detectives came; Life EMS came and transported the gentleman for treatment for his injuries. Deputies scoured the area, searching for any evidence, the suspect, the vehicles, etc.”

The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, is described as a white man with a thin build and wearing dark clothing.

The elderly man was transported to an area hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

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