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Car Stolen at Gas Pump While Driver Was Inside the Station

The driver had left the keys in the ignition and the car unlocked, according to the police report.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Two suspects were caught on security camera stealing a 2003 green Venture van from the Citgo gas station located at 10000 Michigan Ave., around 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 7.

The driver of the vehicle had apparently left the car running and unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, before entering the station to pay for gas. Surveillance footage then showed one of the suspects running up to the van and jumping in before exiting the station toward I-94 westbound, the report said.

The driver was able to catch a glimpse of the suspects' vehicle, which appeared to be a black Lincoln LS, before the second suspect also fled the scene.

Police searched the area for both vehicles but were unable to find either.

The suspects are believed to be black males, one wearing all black, both with an unknown weight and height.

The driver's iPhone, a baby stroller, car seat, air compressor and bag of clothes were in the van when it was stolen. Police attempted to track the vehicle using the driver's iPhone app "Find My iPhone," but were unable to do so.

If you or someone you know has any information that may help identify the suspect involved in this incident, please call the Dearborn Police Tip Line at (313) 943-3012.
Joseph Borrajo January 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Isn't it illegal to fill one's tank with the car running? It could cause an exploitation. P3
kozer January 24, 2014 at 06:25 AM
Isn't it illegal to steel one's property ???
Rachel L January 24, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Thank God that her child wasn't in the car at the time.
Lee Jacobsen January 24, 2014 at 08:46 PM
Joe, you are right, she broke the law if her car was indeed running at the time. More than likely, however, the keys were left in the ignition, and the car thief just fired it up and drove away, Grand theft auto......
T as in Truth January 25, 2014 at 04:01 AM
I don't think we should allow someone to take another persons steel. That would be exploitation.
kozer January 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM
I had spill check off ! lol
T as in Truth January 25, 2014 at 04:02 PM
:-))

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