Crime Report: Men Posing as Water Dept. Employees Attempt to Rob Dearborn Home

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

A Dearborn home robbery was thwarted Tuesday, thanks to a quick reaction from the residents of the home on the 7500 block of Indiana Street.

A woman was home and her husband had just returned from work around 3 p.m. Tuesday when three men in a white car pulled up to the house. Two intercepted the husband at the garage while one went up to the front door to speak to his wife.

The man told her that they were from the water department, and needed to check the water pressure on the home. She instructed him to come around to the side door, at which point he forced his way past her and into the home.

According to Dearborn police reports, the man immediately went into a bedroom and began going through her purse. The woman yelled in Arabic that she was calling the police, at which point all three men fled the scene in the white car.

The residents told police that they did not know why they were targeted; however, the husband did say that he had just picked up two $10,000 savings bonds from the bank the day prior. The bonds were not taken in the attempted robbery, nor was anything else.

The would-be thieves were described as all being in their 40s or 50s. Two were white men—one short and thin, the other tall and heavy; the third man was a black male and described as heavy set.

Other break-ins, robberies reported

Several other thefts from homes, as well as one car theft, were reported in Dearborn within the past week.

An unsuccessful break-in attempt was discovered on Monday on the 7900 block of Wisconsin, where the owner came home at 11:15 p.m. after being gone for a half hour to find the glass front door damaged.

Also on Monday on the 13000 block of Tireman, a woman left her Pontia Grand Prix running in the driveway around 7 a.m. to warm up. While inside her home, she heard someone drive off with the car.

On the 2500 block of Salina, the homeowner left for work around 10:30 p.m. Monday. At 1 a.m., his roommate came home to find that a window had been pried open and several rooms ransacked. A total of $5,800 in cash was reported as stolen, as well as 30 credit cards.

And on Tuesday, a resident of the 7400 block of Freda told police that her upper flat had been broken into between 9 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. Her Wii, as well as several video games and DVDs, had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry, leading police to believe that whomever committed the crime had a key to the home.

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

Jay Bell October 08, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Geez, the economic position this country is in only exacerbates these types of crimes; that's why we need a Constitutional to overturn the infamous Citizens United decision by the "corporate-bought" Supreme Court. Corporations are not people, and they should not be deciding the fate of the working and middle class this country. Our government gave trillions of dollars in loans to every major financial industry in the U.S. and all over the world, and for some reason regular people should have all their social programs cut the bandage bleeding? It just isn't right. Greed should rule the world. www.firebrandcentral.com
Jay Bell October 08, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Oops, I meant greed should NOT rule the world!!! www.firebrandcentral.com
Mike Erdman October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM
I'll agree to block the corporations big donations if you'll agree to block the same from the big unions. They shouldn't get to rule either.


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