Dearborn Resident Reportedly Robbed at Gunpoint Near Hemlock Park

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

A Dearborn resident reported a robbery at gunpoint Sunday, according to Dearborn Police reports.

The resident told police that he was going for a walk at around 6:30 p.m. on Hemlock near Bingham street—right near Hemlock Park—when a woman standing nearby gestured to him to come over to her. He refused and kept walking. Then, two men joined her and also asked him to come closer.

The resident again refused, at which point one of the men pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, pointing it toward him. The other man, he told police, went through his pockets while he was being held at gunpoint and took his wallet.

The wallet contained $200 cash, his ID and a green card.

All three suspects reportedly fled the scene, driving east on Hemlock in a silver, small, four-door car, according to the police report.

The resident—who did not speak much English and used a translator to talk to police—did not offer a description for the suspects other than that there was one female and two males and that they were black.

Police sent out an alert with the vehicle description, but were unable to locate it.

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

ejk February 12, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Surprise,surprise !!!!!
Marium Wilke February 12, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Like I said before...know your space...watch your back...call as soon as you feel that this is suspicious ....943-3030...I was at Pet Smart when a young women with kids was approached by an older man in a green long coat on a bike...begging for money...she reached in her purse and off he went..I got the manager outside and called 943-3030...This man could have taken her purse and road off..she had young children what could she have done..BE AWARE OF WHAT'S AROUND YOU AND CALL...943-3030
laplateau February 12, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Marium...she should have been reaching into her purse for her semi-automatic handgun. Perhaps I am being just a bit facetioius here, but women are certainly an easy target (or so thinks the criminal), and I hope more of them start to take a CCW course and follow it up with a handgun purchase. Too much happening in our community of Dearborn not to take every precaution.
cmg February 12, 2013 at 07:41 PM
You don't need a gun to protect yourself. You need to be aware and NOT stop and talk to these people. I was robbed at gunpoint 20 yrs ago, would it have made a difference if I had a gun, no my purse was in my car and I was getting in. Why do people think that is the answer? I'd bet money that you've never been in a position like that. Since that I'm aware of my surroundings, I could tell you every car that comes near me as well as what people are wearing. Get off your phones and pay attention, especially if you're with your children.
Marium Wilke February 12, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Yes alot of women are on those phones waaaay to much not paying attention to their own children let along someone who has bad intentions...I agree you can't fight violence with violence...And crime certainly has no boarders..look what happened in Northville Twp...last night...We just have to be a little smarter and more aware....maybe a little stronger to....Don't be afraid to go to your stores...just make sure you don't look like a victim watch your back and your space....when you leave a store look who is around you...Call that number 943-3030---- have the phone ready...be alert as best ad you can...Nothing is for sure in life but we can help the police to stop who ever wants to take advantage of good people that love to live here in peace....
marooned in Dbn February 12, 2013 at 08:15 PM
cmg...Sometimes paying attention helps....sometimes not. I was in the Walmart parking lot, walking into the store to buy more ingredients for gruel, when I was almost assaulted by motor vehicle by a possible Detroiter, who drove her car in front of me as if she was "Five 0" stopping a suspect. She rolled her window down to say something...I walked around the rear of her car, and KEPT walking to the store. Another time I left Walmart with my groceries headed to my car. A young lady, a possible "Detroiter", approached me saying "sir,sir", I loaded my trunk with my stuff, without saying a word back to her...got in my car, and drove off. There was another man in a car not too far from me...watching. How do I know what was gonna come down. I was lucky to leave, in both cases unscathed. Unfortunately, these are the circumstances we have to live with today....anywhere you are.
cmg February 12, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Agreed, however my point was that a gun necessarily isn't the answer.
Maureen Pawelek February 12, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Too bad that former military sniper/sharpshooter who was just shot to death at a firing range in Texas didn't have a gun to protect himself. Oh... wait...
laplateau February 13, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Maureen...he was shot in the back when he turned away. Hard to defend yourself in that situation and against someone whom he was mentoring just a few seconds before the coward shot him. And, Marium...yes, you CAN fight violence with violence if you are confronted with it to the point of fear of your life. Even Michigan law defends your right to do so. Calling 943-3030--yeah, sure...you'd be dead, carjacked, raped, or otherwise assaulted before they even answered the phone. Marooned…I agree it is best if you have the chance to walk away, get in your car and drive out of harm’s way, but that ain’t always going to happen. I have my concealed weapon in my pocket if ever I go to Walmart and especially to Fairlane Mall, ready if needed as I keep my eyes open, maintaining awareness of what is going on around me, and feeling OH SO MUCH secure. To each their own, but when and if it happens to you, and if you get out of the situation alive….well, I’ll see you at the firing range.
Cad February 13, 2013 at 03:57 PM
People are blaming guns for the wrong reason the criminal most likely does not have a CCW and has prior criminal history. If all people with ccw and home protection Guns didn't leave them around for there kid to play with no one would be so against them now. But either way once a gun is pointed at you. But like everyone stated never walk toward people you don't know
laplateau February 13, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Yes Cad, they are. If people do not secure their guns properly in their home, they are also prosecuted if the offspring in some way commit a crime, or just fool around with a gun and hurt someone...yes, the parent is prosecuted. And they should be. Way too often we read about someone that was accosted at a public place by a criminal with a handgun, and are shot even after they comply with the felon’s demands. Even if surprised like that, I would prefer my odds of survival are evened out more equitably by my possession of something lethal, just like what the criminal has in his hands. Lethal force is something no one wants to have to use, and walking away from a confrontation is best for all, but if confronted with the chance of becoming another of the medical examiner's statistics, I want to make sure the dice I roll are loaded in my favor.
Cad February 13, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Laplateau I know they are prosecuted. I just think the way the world is Even in dearborn where you used to be able leave your front door wide open without a worry it is scary for your mom to walk from the drive way to the front door. I just think people should make smarter decisions and have some sort of protection if women don't wanna carry a gun for protection they can carry pepper spray at least
laplateau February 13, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Cad..yes, pepper spray is an alternative. But even better is now a taser that has recently been made legal to carry. You still have to apply for a CCW (Concealed Carry permit) but is also a sure fire way of disabling an attacker without having to use lethal force.


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