Dearborn police trying to identify cell phone thief

Photos courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department Dearborn police are trying to identify the man who robbed a 13-year-old girl of her cell phone May 27 in the area of Michigan Avenue and Middlesex. The thief was described as a white or Arabic male 25 to 40 years old, thin build, last seen wearing a red shirt and a green baseball hat.

Photos courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department
Dearborn police are trying to identify the man who robbed a 13-year-old girl of her cell phone May 27 in the area of Michigan Avenue and Middlesex. The thief was described as a white or Arabic male 25 to 40 years old, thin build, last seen wearing a red shirt and a green baseball hat.

17-31867-suspect-hoto-3DEARBORN — The Dearborn Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a girl of her cellphone about 7:30 p.m. May 27.

Police said the 13-year old girl was playing on the south side of Michigan Avenue near Middlesex when the man walked up to her and forcibly stole her cellphone then ran off. The girl did not sustain any injuries.

Surveillance footage in the area showed the man fleeing north across Michigan Avenue toward Middlesex.

The thief was described as a white or Arabic male 25 to 40 years old, thin build, last seen wearing a red shirt and a green baseball hat.

Callers are asked to call 313-943-2241 with information or they can call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the thief. Callers may remain anonymous.

“This crime is disturbing because the suspect deliberately chose a young child to victimize,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “Our No. 1 priority is citizen safety. When that becomes jeopardized, we will do everything in our power to ensure the perpetrator is brought to justice.”