By ZEINAB NAJM
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR — The victim of a vehicle theft called police to Home Depot, 11100 Telegraph Road, to report his dark blue 2005 Ford F-250 missing.
He parked the pickup just east of the contractor’s entrance at the store near a shopping cart coral about 7:20 p.m. Oct. 2, and went inside for 10 minutes.
Police were told that there was a group of people who may have seen the F-250 being taken, but that the victim did not see who took the F-250. A witness who was in the parking lot said he saw the F-250 drive toward the entrance and exit to the store at Telegraph Road with a silver Saturn Aura following it. The F-250 then drove north through the parking lot and exited off the Goddard entrance with the Aura driving in the same direction.
The witness could provide no suspect information as he was unable to see who was driving or in either vehicle. The victim said the F-250 was locked and he still had the keys.
A photo of the F-250 showed the truck had black tinted windows, chrome pipe running boards, no emblem on the rear tail gate and a wrap on the vehicle to make it a different shade of blue.
Inside the F-250 were two company checks issued to him and his girlfriend totaling $4,300.
On Dec. 2, Detroit police informed Dearborn Heights police that they recovered the F-250 in the area of LaSalle and Tuxedo about 4 p.m. that day. The ignition was punched, the driver side key hole was punched and the license plate was not recovered with the truck. There were no arrests made.
Police turned over the F-250 to the victim.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])