Alleged serial burglar arrested, charged in Dearborn

George Hunter
The Detroit News

Dearborn — An alleged serial burglar who fled from a homeowner after being caught trying to break into his house, only to be stopped by Dearborn police two blocks away, faces home invasion and habitual offender charges.

Shelby Township resident Shady Bin-Emad-Sami Karim has been charged with attempted home invasion, a felony that carries up to five years in prison, along with a habitual fourth offender charge, which carries a maximum of life in prison.

Dearborn police on Friday said they arrested Karim on Oct. 15, after responding to a woman’s call about a man trying to break into her home in the 5900 block of Horger.

“Officers on (the) scene spoke to the homeowner who stated she was awakened by an unknown suspect knocking on her front and side doors,” Dearborn Chief of Police Ronald Haddad said in a written statement. “The homeowner stated when she looked outside she observed a black Ford vehicle in her driveway unoccupied but running.

“The homeowner then heard someone attempting to force open the rear sliding glass door but the suspect was only able to open the door approximately two inches,” Haddad said. “The homeowner observed a white male, suspect standing on the back porch. Upon seeing the homeowner, the suspect fled the scene in the Ford which was stopped by the Dearborn Police two blocks away.”

Karim, 27, was arrested and arraigned the next day in 19th District Court by Judge William Hultgren, who set bond at $20,000 and ordered Karim to wear a tether if bond is posted.

“Based on information learned subsequent to the arrest, the Dearborn Police believe Karim may be responsible for other home invasions,” Haddad said. “The investigation is still ongoing related to those cases.

“Our patrol officers and detectives did an excellent job which resulted in an arrest that may close several home invasion cases in Dearborn,” Haddad said.

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