DEARBORN — Police and FBI-Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a suspect in a June 15 armed robbery of a business in the 6300 block of Chase.
Abdulawahab Ahmed Musleh was arraigned on federal charges June 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Musleh reportedly entered the business about 3 p.m. and produced a handgun. He then allegedly demanded money from the register while firing a gunshot into the ceiling. Musleh allegedly robbed patrons before fleeing in a black BMW.
Police and the FBI task force apprehended Musleh June 16 in Dearborn, and recovered critical evidence.
“Within 24 hours of this alleged crime, this individual was safely captured,” Police Chief Issa Shahin said. “This demonstrates that we will continue to use all available resources to protect our community from acts of violence that threaten the lives and livelihoods of our residents.”
“This investigation, leading to the quick arrest of the defendant, highlights the value and effectiveness of working collaboratively with our law enforcement partners to combat violent criminals,” said James Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Detroit Division. “We are grateful to the Dearborn Police Department for participating in, and working alongside, the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force to protect the Dearborn community.”