Suspect arraigned in beauty store robbery

DEARBORN – A 28-year-old Detroit man awaits a preliminary examination of the evidence against him for charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery at a beauty supply store Sept. 19.

Dwion Wasson was arraigned Sept. 22 in 19th District Court before Judge Richard Wygonik on charges of armed robbery and felony firearm posession after he allegedly robbed Kay Beauty Supply, 7746 Wyoming, at gunpoint.

According to a press release from the Dearborn Police Department, Wasson entered the store about 12:15 p.m. that day and allegedly took out a silver or chrome gun and demanded money from two employees. After taking an unknown amount of money from both cash registers, he allegedly forced the workers to lie face down on the floor before he left. Wasson is also a suspect in similar robberies in Detroit and Redford Township.

In the release, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad credited a news report for helping to catch Wasson.

“The Dearborn Police Department appreciates the media and citizens for their continued support in assisting in the identification of suspects involved in crimes,” Haddad said. “We also value our continued partnership with the Detroit Police Department.”

Wasson is being held on $200,000 bond. A preliminary examination based on the evidence against him is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at 19th District Court before Judge William Hultgren.

— Daniel Heraty