Man allegedly steals breast cancer charity containers

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A Harper Woods man has been arraigned on a charge that he allegedly stole two breast cancer charity containers from a Harper Woods Kroger earlier this week, police said.

Matthew Sukkar is also believed to have committed retail fraud at a Kroger in Saint Clair Shores the following day.

Sukkar is charged with one count of larceny in a building in the Harper Woods case.

According to police, around noon Monday a man walked into a Kroger store at 20903 Harper and stole two donation containers. He dropped one of the containers while fleeing and left in a tan Buick, police said. The container he got away with held about $100 in coins.

The next day around 3:30 p.m. a male suspect, also believed to be Sukkar, committed retail fraud at a Kroger in Saint Clair Shores. The suspect left in a tan Buick.

Later in the day Harper Woods police officers and detectives found the tan Buick in the 19000 block of Lancaster in Harper Woods, police said. They arrested Sukkar and recovered the stolen items.

Sukkar appeared Thursday in 32-A District Court before Judge Daniel S. Palmer. Bond was set at $4,000 cash. He returns to court for a preliminary examination at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

If convicted, Sukkar faces up to four years in prison.

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