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Crime Report: Break-In at Chase Road Supermarket Caught on Video

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

A Dearborn supermarket was broken into within the past week, according to reports.

Police responded to on Chase Road around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, when the security alarm for the business was tripped. Police arrived to find that the supermarket's front window had been smashed out, and someone had apparently been inside, as items were strewn about the floor and in disarray.

The owner arrived and confirmed that several things were stolen from the store. They included a phone card of unknown value, several packs of cigarettes, and the change from the tip jar.

Surveillance video of the business was retrieved, and showed the whole crime.

Around 5:15 a.m. a white male around the age of 25-40 and with a bald head is shown approaching the business, according to police reports. He was wearing a dark-colored sweater and blue jeans.

The man was shown attempting to first smash the front glass window with his body, and then with a rock. Both attempts were unsuccessful. The man finally gained entry by smashing the window with a shopping cart, at which point he took a nearby trashcan inside at 6:21 a.m., tripping the alarm.

The man placed the items in the trash can and left quickly. Police searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct race of the suspect, based on surveillance video provided by Dearborn police.

For questions on this police blotter, email dearborn@patch.com.

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