The wheels and rims were stolen off two cars in Dearborn, which were left inoperable on cinder blocks in separate incidents, police said.
On Oct. 1 officers with the Dearborn Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 6000 block of Reuter Street in response to a larceny complaint.
According to reports, a 35-year-old woman informed police that her vehicle was last seen at 4:51 a.m. on Oct. 1 with all of its tires. When the woman left her house at 7 a.m. for work, she discovered all of the vehicle's tires and rims were removed and the right rear passenger window shattered. The vehicle was sitting on four landscaping bricks.
Upon inspecting the vehicle, police discovered the wheel lock key inside the glove box was missing. Officers also found several landscaping bricks matching the ones used to prop up the woman's car missing from a neighbor's home.
On Oct. 2, police were dispatched to a home in the 4000 block of Palmer Street after the owner reported missing rims from a 2013 Cadillac XTS.
The owner told officers that she parked her car at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. When she woke up at 7 a.m., the vehicle's tires were missing.
Officers observed the vehicle's right rear passenger window was shattered and the front of the vehicle was ransacked. The woman's son told police that an unknown company installed a surveillance camera on top of a utility poll on the northeast corner of Jerome and Palmer streets nine months prior to the theft.
The woman said she did not know when the camera was installed.
Police recovered several lug nuts from the tires lying on the ground near the car and processed them for fingerprints.