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Whitmore Lake couple charged with armed robbery

Two Whitmore Lake residents are charged with armed robbery in connection with a late September burglary in Brighton.

Thomas Lintol, 35, of Whitmore Lake was charged with armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon on Oct. 3. Brighton police said he was arrested the night of the incident.

Lintol, 35, and Kimberly Nelson, 34, also of Whitmore Lake, are charged with breaking and entering an apartment in Brightonat around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, armed with a hammer and gun, according to court documents.

The owner of the apartment heard a knock on the door and saw a truck outside with a vacuum cleaner in the back. Next, Lintol and Nelson kicked in the door and entered the apartment before Nelson hit the apartment occupant several times in the head with the hammer, according to court documents.

Nelson knew the apartment’s occupant because she worked for him for a day, Brighton police chief Brent Pirochta said.

The resident of the apartment tried to leave, but Lintol blocked his exit. The two stole about $150 from the apartment and left, records show.

Police found the truck, which belonged to Lintol’s father, found the hammer inside and arrested both Lintol and Nelson. She was charged on September 30.

Nelson pleaded not guilty to the armed robbery charge on October 31. She will hold a pre-trial hearing on December 16 at 8:30 am. Nelson is being held at Livingston County Jail and has $100,000 bail. She faces life in prison.

Lintol’s arrest warrant for armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon was issued on October 3. Court officials said he has not yet been charged. Livingston County jail officials said he was not in custody on Monday.

Sophia Lada is a reporter for the Livingston Daily. Contact her at [email protected] or 517-377-1065. Follow her on Twitter @sophia_lada.

A Brighton City police car is parked outside Brighton station.

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