Plymouth Police search for person of interest in B&E

Dec. 21, 2018  PLYMOUTH VOICE.

Plymouth Michigan News


Don Howard

Staff Writer

Police on Thursday released video surveillance photos of a man investigators say is a person of interest in a recent larceny and breaking and entering of two City of Plymouth business establishments.

According to Plymouth Police Lt. Jamie Grabowski, police received a report at about 8 p.m. Dec. 15, concerning a suspicious person wearing a neon-yellow hat kneeling in the bushes at Ann Arbor Trail and Harvey. The subject was not located when police arrived on the scene.

Later, at about 11:25 p.m., according to details confirmed by Grabowski, there was a report of a stolen purse at Starbucks Coffee Shop, located at 803 W. Ann Arbor Trail. The victim reported her purse was in the break room of the facility before she discovered it was missing.

She told officers she suspected she had unknowingly crossed paths with the suspected perpetrator when she was emptying trash from the business.  She told police that when she was outside, she noticed a man who fit the description of the one pictured in the surveillance photos, peering into the open back door of the building.

She told officers that the man quickly walked away. The victim recalled last seeing her purse just before taking the taking the trash outside just after 10 p.m. before she was aware her purse was missing, according to police reports.

At 11:45 p.m. police dispatch received an alarm at 400 Ann Arbor Road, the location of the Plymouth Super Center, a convenience center, car wash and coffee shop. Officers were able to review video that showed a subject wearing a winter coat and brightly-colored hat attempting to enter the closed car wash. Entry into the car wash was never made.

On Dec.16, at 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Dairy-Go-round at 1226 S. Main and discovered evidence that the business had been broken into. The purse that was stolen from Starbucks the previous night was found in the nearby dumpster, according to police reports.

Officers reviewed video from a nearby business and observed a subject wearing a bright yellow hat approaching the business at 1226 S. Main and then leaving approximately 40 minutes later. The surveillance footage shows the lights turning on, indicating the subject was inside the building and keys to the business were taken.

Grabowski said, that when officers received the security video from Starbucks Corporation, on Thursday, Dec. 20, they discovered the yellow-hat subject inside the store just prior to the larceny and before the victim outside the back door saw him. In the video footage, the subject enters and walks directly toward the back of the restaurant.

The subject is described as biracial, approximated 20-years old, 5-feet, 11-inches tall, wearing a neon yellow knit “beanie style” cap pulled down over his ears. He was wearing winter coat.

Anyone who has information about the subject is asked to contact the Plymouth Police Department at (734) 453-1234, Ext 272 or 258.


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