Armed robber enters house
A woman and her mother-in-law were robbed at gunpoint inside their house in the 6200 block of Reuter about midnight Aug. 20.
The robber made off with the women’s purses – which contained no cash, but did have credit cards and personal identifications – as well as a laptop and wall charger.
The women told police they had been home only for about 10 minutes when they heard the side door open. The homeowner thought it was her husband and called out his name, but received no response.
A couple of seconds later the suspect entered the room where the two women were sitting. He was holding a black handgun pointed in the air and said “Give me the money. Where’s the money at?”
The man then grabbed the aforementioned items and left out the side door. The victims last saw the man running east on Hemlock.
An officer patrolling the neighborhood reported seeing a man matching the description given by the victims – black, early to mid-20s, thin, short black hair wearing a black shirt and blue jeans – but lost track of him at an apartment complex on Schaefer between Paul and Hemlock.
Sex offender arrested for illegal firearms
Police arrested a 37-year-old Dearborn Heights man for carrying concealed weapons after he was seen showing the weapons to people in the parking lot of Starbucks, 22155 Michigan Ave., about 1 a.m. Aug. 24.
By the time police arrived to the scene the man had left, but he was located quickly by another police unit. With guns drawn, police ordered the man out of his car and upon inspection found an “AK-47-style” semiautomatic assault rifle with three loaded magazines as well as a loaded handgun inside. The man said he owned the guns, but did not have permits to carry them. Police found that the man also was a registered sex offender and previously had spent eight months in the Michigan prison system for his conviction.