Heights police ask public’s assistance in identity suspects

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Heights Police Department  Dearborn Heights police are searching for information on a man responsible for multiple retail fraud incidents at Family Dollar, 3543 S. Beech Daly Road.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Heights Police Department
Dearborn Heights police are searching for information on a man responsible for multiple retail fraud incidents at Family Dollar, 3543 S. Beech Daly Road.

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS — Police are searching for multiple perpetrators in cases that include a pharmacy break-in, stolen packages and retail fraud.

On Nov. 13, four people parked behind Dearborn Heights Pharmacy, 25524 Ford Road, and exited the vehicle when one of them acted as a lookout while the others attempted to pry the pharmacy’s door open.

The pharmacy’s alarm was activated causing the people to flee, according to a Police Department Facebook bulletin. Police also believe the perpetrators were involved in several other pharmacy break-ins in the Downriver area.

One person was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s wearing a full-face black ski mask, black jacket, blue jeans and tan boots; the second was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s wearing a full face black mask, white sweatshirt, cut-up blue jeans, black gloves and black and white shoes; a third was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up, black sweatpants, black gloves and white and yellow shoes, but no face mask; and the fourth also a black male in his 20s or 30s was wearing a thick black jacket, black face mask, gray blue jeans and black shoes with white soles.

The suspect vehicle was described as a gray 2003 GMC Envoy which was listen stolen in Detroit Nov. 6.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Police Lt. Gary Voiles at 313-277-7388.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Heights Police Department  A man was seen following a Postal carrier and stealing packages from two houses on Tireman near Hazleton on Nov. 2.

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Heights Police Department
A man was seen following a Postal carrier and stealing packages from two houses on Tireman near Hazleton on Nov. 2.

A second case police are asking for assistance involves a man who allegedly committed numerous retail fraud incidents at Family Dollar, 3543 S. Beech Daly Road. On Nov. 15, the man entered the store, placed various items into his coat or basket to carry them and left without paying, police said.

He was inside the store between 11:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. before leaving the store in the area of Beech Daly and Penn. Police described him as a black male, approximately 40 years old wearing a black winter hat, black jacket with a gray hoodie under it.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Detective Sgt. Joseph Reyna at 313-277-7709.

On Nov. 2, a man stole packages from porches in the vicinity of Tireman and Hazleton. The man was seen parking on Tireman east of Hazleton and walking a few houses behind the Postal carrier.

According to the police, the man acted like he was on the phone and as soon as the mail carried pulled away he walked up to the porch and took the packages.

The man was aware of cameras and covered his face with his jacket as he walked up to the two houses on Tireman, police said. He then got into his vehicle and drove away.

He was described as a black male, in his 20s wearing a red jacket and blue jeans. The suspect vehicle was a silver smaller SUV, but the make and model are unknown.

Anyone with information on the larcenies is asked to call Police Cpl. Carrie Hatten at 313-277-7414.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)