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British Man Robbed in Parking Lot of Dearborn Gas Station

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A British man was robbed of his wallet and passport on Thanksgiving in Dearborn, according to Dearborn police reports.

The resident of England was visiting Michigan for reasons not specified in the report. He was out with a friend in the area of Michigan Avenue and Oakman Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 22 when they pulled into a Mobil gas station in the area. The British man exited his car and was approached by a stranger who asked him to break a $20 bill.

According to police, the man pulled out his passport and wallet simultaneously, which were in the same pocket.

At that moment, he told police, another man came from behind and help him by his upper arms as the first man grabbed his wallet and passport.

Both suspects fled on foot, heading south toward Miller Road.

The British man and his friend went searching for the duo, but were unable to locate them.

The man told police that in addition to his passport, the wallet contained 200 British pounds, $84.80 in American dollars, plus multiple bank cards and his London driver's license.

One of the suspects was described as a light-skinned black male around the age of 25-30 who was thin and around 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black, puffy jacket and a black knit cap. The man said he did not get a good look at the other suspect.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.

Suzanne Marie November 29, 2012 at 03:12 PM
When you hear about things like this it is very hard not to have some strong feelings on the matter. However, Detroit is like a picked over carcass so the predators that have lived there have to move to new hunting grounds, which unfortunately are those suburbs that rim Detroit. However, the majority of people moving from Detroit are just looking for a nice and safe enviroment to raise their children's in,. I know several American Africans that have moved into Dearborn Heights who are very much involved with the community in regards to fighting crime and helping with the various sports around the city. We just can't paint all the people that have moved in from Detroit with the same brush stroke.
Youssef November 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Highly Inappropriate comment! Are you kidding me.... PATCH allows this nonsense to stay on the page? - @katefromdearborn12 - Keep your racist beliefs to you self! I am so disgusted by your post!
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Youssef November 29, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Thanks Jessica! :-)
Cat in the Hat November 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Dearborn is starting to get the reputation of being unsafe. This summer a female friend of mine was golfing a round of nine holes at Dearborn Hills with two other women. A couple holes in, they were approached by three boys, about 13 yrs. old, who had come down the hill from the residential area above. They stood nearby the women's bags, looking into them, when the one of the women noticed and said, "Hey, what are you doing?" (Each boy was wearing a backpack, which was strange, since it was late July and school was not in session). Alarmed, the other two women (who were following one woman's shot) turned and joined the first woman. Next, one boy whips out a gun, points it into the air and says, "I could take you bi-ches, right here, right now." Then he laughed and they all walked away. Dearborn Hills sent a young security guard to take the womens' story, but they did NOT call the police! Apparently they have a theft problem in their parking lot and had a small sign posted to this effect. IMO, if a gun is involved, loaded or unloaded (how would you know??) police should IMMEDIATELY be called asap and a report given. These days, we must continuously be aware of our surroundings because, unfortunately, danger lurks everywhere.
Susani December 09, 2012 at 03:39 AM
The women should grab one boy and beat him till police come. Arrest them all and sue parents and put them in jail. In Middle East, things like this dont happen because boys would be shot on the spot by police., Sharia Law now!
Youssef December 09, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Susani, Are you kidding me? You just want to put an end to our justice system, let’s just shoot anyone we suspect of robbery huh? This shows how little you know about any law, including Sharia Law. Although our criminal justice system needs some work, I am happy I am not in the middle east with their rogue system of accepting bribes, accusing innocent people of crimes, and locking people up and throwing away the key. Going back to you lack of knowledge of any legal system… the justice system in the middle east completely fails to follow any form of sharia law, so please stop spreading your lack of education on these forums, it just makes you look like an idiot.

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