2 arrested in theft at Fraser gas station

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Two people have been arrested in connection with a theft at a Fraser gas station this week, city authorities reported.

While a driver paid for filling up at the Speedway near 14 Mile and Utica Road on Thursday, a man entered her vehicle and removed the woman’s purse, police said in a statement.

Officers identified the suspect’s car through surveillance footage that showed him also having “climbed through two vehicles at the gas station while the owners were paying for gas and other sundries,” the statement said.

Minutes later, a Fraser police sergeant spotted the vehicle parked at a nearby Meijer with a woman inside, investigators reported.

“Subsequent to this, the sergeant confronted the male suspect in the store who was attempting to cash the victim’s payroll check and use her credit cards,” officials wrote.

The man and woman were arrested without incident.

While impounding their vehicle, authorities found other stolen property from an unrelated larceny, police said.

Samer Beydoun, 36, has been charged with larceny from a motor vehicle, Macomb County Jail records show. Bail was set at $100,000, and he also had an $800 bond for several outstanding Detroit traffic warrants, according to the county. His next court date is scheduled for May 9.

Renee Yeldell was arraigned the same day as Beydoun, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reported. Charging details were unavailable Friday night, and she did not appear in county jail records.