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Dearborn Residents Report Neighborhood Robbery at Gunpoint

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

Two Dearborn residents say they were robbed at gunpoint in their own neighborhood this week, according to Dearborn police reports.

Police were called to the 6600 block of Yinger around midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 11, on reports that two men had just been robbed.

Several officers searched the area in their squad cars while police spoke with the two victims—26 and 27-year-old Dearborn residents.

The men told police that they had been at the Kroger at Michigan Avenue and Greenfield Road returning cans. They left in their car and began taking side streets through neighborhoods toward their homes.

The driver of the car told police that near the area of Steadman and Arthur, they noticed a gold Ford Explorer driving behind them, flashing its headlights. According to the report, he said he stopped because he "thought they were going to ask for directions."

However, when he got out of his car and went to the driver's side of the Explorer, he was met with two semi-automatic weapons, wielded by the driver and passenger. The men told him to give them his money and his friend's as well. They complied, handing over $86 in cash total.

The vehicle drove off quickly, and they were unable to make out a full license plate number.

The suspects were described as Arab males around the ages of 25-30, both with unshaven faces and thin builds. The driver was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up; the passenger was wearing a backwards black baseball hat.

Police were unable to locate the suspects in the neighborhood.

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

AbuHak December 15, 2012 at 04:16 PM
A new low for Dearborn. Citizens being held up at gun point for bottle return money. Our society continues to fall to new depths of depravity.
Lee Jacobsen December 15, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Abuhak, it can get lower. The next time these low lifes hold up a car using this 'trick', the driver is likely to be armed and ready, and we will have multiple fatalities over bottle return money. At the very least, the getaway car will have a few bullet holes in it to aid in identification. In Detroit, that would be a 'certainty'.
POWDERBURNER December 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Unfortunately, now with a few dead crumb crunchers 'cuz of the recent actions of a lunatic, obongo's coming for your guns and those local low lifes will be the only ones armed.
laplateau December 18, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Why is it we never hear about these serious crimes on Nixle. Our esteemed police chief urges us all the sign up for Nixle alerts and all I get are things like "Dearborn residents are unged to keep their car doors locked"...or...Dearborn residents are reminded about holiday package delivery security. Wow, that's real serious stuff, let's forget about the armed robberies on our neighborhood streets! I'm sure our illustrious mayor forbids any of this real stuff from being posted on Nixle for political reasons. Thank God we have the Dearborn Patch...the only REAL paper we have in Dearborn and the only reliable source of things like this. Keep up the good work!
Lee Jacobsen December 18, 2012 at 08:27 PM
What does Nixle stand for? Not sure how effective it is , but here is another site that gives a clue as to what is going on in the neighborhood with respect to crime. http://www.crimemapping.com/map.aspx?aid=82822711-d0e0-4ad8-b007-81d34fcf8f43
laplateau December 19, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Thanks Lee!
City of Dearborn (Editor) December 19, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Lee is correct - Crimemapping.com is a better resource, although be cautioned that it, too, does not include all crimes. Departments have the discretion to report what they like on that site; for example, Dearborn does not include murders, rapes, DUIs on there. I believe they only include Part A crimes (robberies, muggings, break-ins). We try to keep you as informed as we can!

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