Police Blotter: Rash of Rim Thefts and Shoplifter Snatches $250 in Condoms
The following information was supplied by the Bloomfield Township Police Department and the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.
Following are highlights from recent Bloomfield Township Police Department reports:
Tires and Rims Targeted
The tires and metal rims were taken from multiple vehicles parked overnight outside different residences in the township last week. No suspect has been identified and no physical descriptions are available.
The incidents reported were in the:
- 300 block of Sycamore Ct.: Tires and rims were taken from a 2008 Chevy Suburban parked in a driveway overnight between May 1 and 2.
- 3800 block of Shellmar Lane: Tires and rims were taken from a 2011 Yukon Denali parked in the driveway overnight between May 3 and 4.
- 6300 block of Thurber Road: Tires and rims were taken from a 2012 Cadillac Escalade that was parked in the driveway overnight between May 6 and 7.
Detroit man arrested for stealing condoms
Bloomfield Township police arrested a Detroit man who was caught allegedly stealing several items, including $250 worth of condoms from Rite Aid last week.
Andre Drullatt, 47, is charged with one count of first-degree retail fraud, a felony. He remains in the Oakland County Jail on $250,000 bond, records show.
Officers responded to the store after employees reported a retail fraud just occurred at about 8 a.m. on May 4, reports said. Store security said the man was seen concealing several items on his person, including the large amount of condoms. Drullatt was allowed to leave the store, but was confronted by security in the parking lot.
Reports said he turned over all the merchandise to the security and continued to walk south on Woodward Avenue before officers arrived. They found him a short time later and arrested him without incident.
Same shoplifter suspected in multiple thefts
A savvy shoplifter stole two tablet computers from the Bloomfield Township Staples last week, according to reports.
Officers responded to the store at about 12:30 p.m. on May 4 after a manager reported that customer was seen cutting the security cords to two tablet computers and concealed them in his clothing. The man left quickly before store security could confront him and it appeared the thief had a electronic device that disabled the audible security alarm connected to the merchandise, reports said.
Investigators are working with the Auburn Hills Police Department, which reported a similar incident at a Staples in their jurisdiction recently. The man is described as black, 6-feet-tall, 170 pounds, and about 35 years old.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the investigations division at 248-433-7752.
Officials with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety reported no major fire or police incidents over the past week.
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