"IPhones seem particularly attractive to thieves, who can sell them quickly for cash," the department said in a press release.
Officers are asking the public to take extra precautions when using an iPhone.
"Be aware that displaying your iPhone is the same as displaying cash to a thief, so keep your iPhone out of sight when not using it," police said.
Owners should also be aware of their surroundings before using an iPhone to text or make a phone call.
Anyone who notices suspicious activity should call the Dearborn Police Department’s suspicious activity line at 313-943-3030.
The Dearborn Police Department strongly recommends registering for Apple’s free, built-in, GPS tracking application, "Find My iPhone," to assist in tracking stolen iPhones. If a phone is stolen, call the Dearborn Police Department, who will assist in locating the property.
How to download the "Find My iPhone" app:• Step One: Go to the App Store on the phone.
• Step Two: Choose the search option on the bottom of the screen.
• Step Three: Select the search bar at the top of the screen and type “Find My iPhone."
• Step Four: Choose the “free” option.
• Step Five: Select "install app."