Coats stolen in gunpoint robbery
An armed robbery left two teenage boys without coats as they were walking home from Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan, about 4 p.m. Jan. 23.
The boys – 17 years old and 16 years old – told police they were headed north on Auto Club Drive near Ford Road when a silver 2000 Buick LeSabre pulled up next to them. They said two men with handguns exited the car and demanded their coats and money.
After taking $100 and $10 from the respective victims, along with their coats, valued at $150 a each, the gunmen fled south on Auto Club Drive.
Both suspects are described as light-skinned 20-year-old black men. One is listed as 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with a mustache and braids. At the time of the incident he was wearing an Al-Wissam jacket with a green dragon and a Detroit Red Wings logo, as well as a dark skull cap pulled low over his face. The other suspect is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 190 pounds with a shaved head. At the time he was wearing a blue coat, jeans and a scarf covering his face.
Man asks for digits, leaves with glasses
A woman’s designer eyeglasses were stolen as she was leaving the Henry Ford Community College Student Center, 5101 Evergreen, about 6 p.m. Jan. 25.
The woman said she was approached by a heavyset man purporting to want her phone number for a future date. But as she was giving him a false number, another man approached and grabbed a pair of Cartier glasses from her hands. The two suspects then fled and were seen last heading into the student parking lot.
Both suspects are described as black men between 18 and 20 years old. The heavy man who asked for the victim’s number is about 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing 250 pounds and had a thin mustache at the time of the robbery.
The other suspect is about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds and is said to have bad teeth.
Burglary nets diamond ring, laptop computer
A diamond wedding ring and laptop computer were stolen from a house in the 5900 block of Whitefield Jan. 20.
The owner called police about 10:25 p.m. after arriving home and finding the place ransacked. He said he had been out of the house with family for about two hours. The ring and laptop were valued at $5,000 and $3,000, respectively.
Wheels replaced with blocks
A maroon 2010 Ford Taurus was left on landscaping blocks in the 8200 block of Grayfield after someone removed the wheels overnight Jan. 19.
Police found nothing of evidentiary value at the scene and estimated the value of the wheels at $1,200.