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Reported Robbery Attempt at Dearborn Bakery Results in Man's Arrest

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

A robbery alarm set off at a Dearborn business last week resulted in a Detroit man's arrest, according to Dearborn police.

Police responded to an alarm set off by a "panic button" at Lebon Sweets at 4:47 p.m. on Dec. 25. Police spoke to the two women working at the bakery, who said that a man had come in and acted in such a way that made them believe he was going to rob them.

The women told police that the man had come in and locked the door behind him, at the same time placing his hand in his pocket and gesturing toward his waistband, leading both employees to believe he was going to rob them.

One employee pressed the panic button, while both demanded that he open the door and leave. They told police that the man said something to them before leaving, but neither could hear what it was over the commotion.

Nothing was stolen in the incident.

Police sent out an alert with the man's description and an employee from Nabil's Salon across the street said the same man had come in just after, asking to use the bathroom. Police located the man near Middlesex and Warren, finding that he had a toy gun tucked in his waistband.

The man denied any wrongdoing, saying that when he locked the door, it was "a joke."

A search of the man—identified as an 18-year-old Detroit resident—by name revealed a warrant for his arrest. Police charged him for that misdemeanor warrant, as well as misrepresentation for the incident in the bakery.

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

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