Police blotter

Armed robber loses cash while fleeing

A man wielding a chrome pistol robbed McDonald’s 25341 Michigan Avenue, about 9:40 p.m. May 2.

Police were able to recover about $185 in assorted bills and change that the suspect apparently dropped while running north on Gulley.

Witnesses said the man entered the store, put a gun to the manager’s head and demanded she empty all of the cash out of three cash registers and the store safe.

As the manager was walking to the back of the store, she told the rest of the employees to get on the floor. One of them, who reportedly laughed when the suspect walked by, later told police that the suspect had a similar build to an employee who was supposed to be coming into work at that time.

But when the suspect pointed a gun at the employee and told him not to be a hero, the employee realized it was not a joke. It is not clear how much the suspect made off with.

A K-9 track of the area was unsuccessful. The robber is described as a black man with a slight country accent. He was wearing older black Nike Air Max shoes, black pants frayed at the bottom of the legs, gloves and a white surgical mask. He also had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, witnesses said.

Dearborn Heights
Unlocked window gives burglar an in

About $4,000 cash and several pieces of gold and gemstone jewelry were stolen from a house in the 6100 block of Waverly between 9 and 10:30 a.m. April 29.

Police said the culprit entered through an unlocked bedroom window and proceeded to ransack the two bedrooms in the house. The jewelry was taken from a closet, as was the cash, which was hidden in a jacket pocket.

Man arrested for rifling through unlocked cars
A 20-year-old Dearborn man was arrested for larceny from an automobile after an officer caught him going through a car in the 3700 block of McKinley about 7:15 a.m. May 1.

The officer was dispatched after a resident reported that someone was going through a neighbor’s vehicle. The caller later said he saw the suspect attempt to open four other vehicles that were locked.

Most items found on the suspect were of little monetary value except for a Global Positioning System unit and a 12-volt air compressor.