Police: Shoplifters Swap Televisions at Best Buy; Groping Alleged After Holiday Party

This information was provided by the Bloomfield Township Police Department and the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.


Bloomfield Township

Television swapping shoplifters

Investigators with the Bloomfield Township Police Department are trying to identify two women that walked out with a television from Best Buy without paying.

Reports said the two women entered the store with a flat-screen television box and immediately went to the television section. They took a new television, placed it in the cart, and left behind the box they entered the store with. The women left the store and the incident was reported later. The box contained an older, broken television.

Detectives reviewed surveillance camera footage and are now looking into to other similar incidents to see if the duo is involved in other retail frauds. Reports did not include detailed physical descriptions.

Suspicious circumstance follows holiday party

Officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of Fairhill Drive on Dec. 14 and took a report from a 24-year-old man who said he was touched inappropriately. Reports said the man and a group of co-workers spent the night at the home after a holiday party, and we was awoken by an individual touching him. He did not recognize the person, who was wearing a hoodie and jeans, and the person was not in home when police responded. Detectives are investigating.


The owner of Andiamo restaurant told police that someone cashed two fraudulent checks for roughly $2,500 combined from the business account last week, reports said. The perpetrator or perpetrators cashed the checks at two different banks and detectives are working with bank employees at both locations to try and identify a suspect. employees discovered the fraudulent checks on Dec. 13.

Lost and Found

A citizen walking on Manor Road found an Apple iPad by the side of the roadway on Dec. 16, police reports said. The citizen turned the device over to an officer on patrol, and detectives located the owner through contact information on the iPad and returned it.

Bloomfield Hills

Officials with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety said there were no major police or fire-related incidents during the past week.

For questions about this blotter, email Art.Aisner@Patch.com.


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