Dearborn Residents Report Neighborhood Robbery at Gunpoint
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Two Dearborn residents say they were robbed at gunpoint in their own neighborhood this week, according to Dearborn police reports.
Police were called to the 6600 block of Yinger around midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 11, on reports that two men had just been robbed.
Several officers searched the area in their squad cars while police spoke with the two victims—26 and 27-year-old Dearborn residents.
The men told police that they had been at the Kroger at Michigan Avenue and Greenfield Road returning cans. They left in their car and began taking side streets through neighborhoods toward their homes.
The driver of the car told police that near the area of Steadman and Arthur, they noticed a gold Ford Explorer driving behind them, flashing its headlights. According to the report, he said he stopped because he "thought they were going to ask for directions."
However, when he got out of his car and went to the driver's side of the Explorer, he was met with two semi-automatic weapons, wielded by the driver and passenger. The men told him to give them his money and his friend's as well. They complied, handing over $86 in cash total.
The vehicle drove off quickly, and they were unable to make out a full license plate number.
The suspects were described as Arab males around the ages of 25-30, both with unshaven faces and thin builds. The driver was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up; the passenger was wearing a backwards black baseball hat.
Police were unable to locate the suspects in the neighborhood.
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