By SHERRI KOLADE
DEARBORN — An area woman is being held in police custody after allegedly attempting to steal money from a local convenience store.
Kelly Ragay, 20, of Dearborn Heights, allegedly attempted to rob a 7-Eleven at 4:40 a.m. May 8, on Greenfield Road near Hemlock.
When the police arrived, they saw Ragay inside the store attempting to open the cash drawer inside the cash register, according to the report. Officers waited for the woman to leave the store and arrested Ragay in the parking lot, according to the report.
Police Lt. Douglas Topolski said there is no reason to believe another suspect is involved.
“We are not looking for another person,” Topolski said. “She is the only one we have probable cause to believe (is) involved.”
Police Chief Ronald Haddad said it was fortunate that the officers acted quickly.
“(They) were able to take this suspect into custody without injuries to anyone,” Haddad said. “We rely on tips from the community to improve our quality of life.”
Police Sgt. Thomas Lance said Ragay was being held at the Dearborn Police Station and headed to the Wayne County Jail on a $30,000 bond at the time of publication. Lance said if Ragay’s bond is posted she is required to wear a tether.
The police did not give details about the weapon used during the alleged holdup.
At the time of publication there was no information on when the woman’s arraignment will be.