Video shows men stealing from unlocked Westland vehicle

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Officials are hoping to identify two men caught on surveillance footage stealing from an unlocked truck in Westland.

The theft occurred around 4:40 a.m. Jan. 2 on the 200 block of Bedford, according to the Westland Police Department.

Two men were caught on surveillance footage stealing from an unlocked truck around 4:40 a.m. Jan. 2 on the 200 block of Bedford, according to the Westland Police Department.

In the video, two men approached what appeared to be a pickup. One, dressed in shorts and a hoodie, opened the unlocked driver's door and spent several minutes leaning into the vehicle, collecting unspecified items. He later crawled into the vehicle and out of sight of the camera.

A second man initially acted as lookout, dressed in long pants and a dark hat. When the first man exited the vehicle and walked away, the second suspect also leaned into the vehicle for a few seconds to collect more items.

The suspects fled in separate directions as headlights from an approaching car appeared in the upper-right corner of the frame.

The first suspect is described by police as a white man from 18 to 22 years old. He is 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, with a thin build, dark hair, glasses and a beard. He was wearing glasses, a hooded sweatshirt, shorts and multicolored shoes.

The second suspect is described by police as a black man from 18 to 22 years old. He is 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with a thin build and no facial hair.  He was wearing a knit cap, a Carhartt-style jacket and pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Westland police at (734) 722-9600 or (734) 467-3250.

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