Suspect sought in Dearborn armed robbery

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Dearborn police are seeking help from the public to find a man accused of robbing a business at gunpoint this week.

The man entered the store near Telegraph and Oxford at about 1:30 a.m. Monday, waited for other customers to leave, then “approached the clerk, demanded money and pointed a handgun,” police said in a statement.

The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the release.

Investigators have since learned he may be involved in at least three other armed robberies in neighboring communities. On Thursday, they released a surveillance image of a man in a bid to spur tips.

“The Dearborn Police Department will aggressively investigate this crime and utilize all available resources to bring this investigation to a conclusion,” police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “We are urging the public to come forward and provide information to help identify the suspect involved in this crime.”

He is described as a man 25-30 years old with a “scraggly sculpted beard.” He was last seen wearing a black, flat-brimmed baseball hat with a white Chicago Bulls emblem on the front, a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dearborn Police Department at (313) 943-2241. Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.