Crime Report: 3 Dearborn Businesses Broken Into on Same Night
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A string of break-ins to Dearborn businesses were reported on July 10, according to Dearborn police reports.
Two of the break-ins–committed at neighboring businesses–may be connected.
Police found that in both cases, the front door had been pried open and the dead bolt, broken.
The owner at each business told police that nothing appeared to be missing from their respective store. At Future Drugs, however, signs of disturbance were clear–including a box of Chapstick lip balms and other items found on the floor, as though someone had knocked them down while jumping over the counter.
Then, around 11 a.m. the same morning, the owner of Fordson Cleaners came in to find that someone had apparently broken into his business overnight, although he was unsure as to the time.
The business–which has been undergoing renovations since a fire gutted it in March–was missing copper piping, a water meter, and a back-flow preventor. The front door of the shop was pried open to gain access.
The owner told police that it was one of several thefts from the business he had seen since beginning reconstruction. He asked that the area be given extra patrol attention by Dearborn police, especially during the night.
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