ATM stolen from Rite Aid during smash and grab

Photo by Zeinab Najm The front window of the Rite Aid at 22521 Michigan Ave. is boarded up Friday after a vehicle smashed into the store one or more people removed an ATM from inside earlier that morning.

Photo by Zeinab Najm
The front window of the Rite Aid at 22521 Michigan Ave. is boarded up Friday after a vehicle smashed into the store one or more people removed an ATM from inside earlier that morning.


DEARBORN — An ATM was stolen from Rite Aid, 22521 Michigan Ave., about 1 a.m. Friday during a smash-and-grab.

Police responded to the store on a report of a possible drunken driver smashing through the front doors. Officers noticed that the ATM machine was missing from inside the store.

There were black skid marks near the entrance inside the store from the vehicle.

Witnesses said they saw a heavy set black man wearing a brown knit cap leaving the scene in a green Dodge or Chrysler minivan or a possible Chrysler Town and Country. They also told police that the front bumper of the vehicle is missing a large piece.

Police said they are unsure if this ATM machine theft is related to an ATM theft from the Michigan Secretary of State office in Dearborn Oct. 19.

“We continue to work with our regional partners in efforts to identify and arrest the perpetrators at the recent ATM thefts,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “Information sharing and witness cooperation will be crucial components in the resolution of these cases.”

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the incident can call Dearborn police at 313-943-2241.