– December 26, 2016Posted in: Featured Stories, Stories
Photo by Zeinab Najm. Police investigate the scene of Gold Sarafand Jewelry on Warren Avenue at Schaefer Road after three men smashed glass displays and took merchandise before fleeing Dec. 21.
DEARBORN — Police are seeking information on three men who entered Gold Sarafand Jewelry on Warren Avenue and left with an unknown amount of jewelry Dec. 20.
The three men were dressed in long clothing and veiled similar to the attire worn by Arab women as two entered through the back of the store and one in the front.
Police said the men walked in to browse the merchandise at 1 p.m. and then produced a handgun which they pointed at an employee but no shots were fired.
During the robbery the men smashed several display cases and took numerous items before exiting through the back door.
The men fled in an older model Chevrolet Cavalier convertible believed to be a 1995 to 2002 model year, according to police.
Nearby business owners called police to the jewelry store after they heard pounding on the walls, screams for help and shattered glass.
The business owner was pistol whipped in the head leaving him with an injury, police said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
“Crimes of this nature are particularly disturbing because the suspects showed no regard for the safety of the employee,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “We are urging the public to come forward with information regarding this incident.”
Anyone with information regarding the crime may call Dearborn police at 313-943-2240. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the three robbers. People may call anonymously at 800-773-2587.