Man wanted for breaking into cars on Wayne State University's campus


DETROIT – Police are working with Wayne State University to catch a man breaking into vehicles on campus by using bait cars.

A man broke into a car early Saturday morning on campus. He didn’t know that Detroit police were monitoring the bait car.

Cameras were installed and a GPS tracker was placed in a backpack.

The thief took the bait, entering the car and grabbing a few items, including the backpack.

Police found the man later driving a silver GMC Yukon that was stolen. When police approached him, he took off hitting another vehicle in the process. He hasn’t been seen since.

The man is described as black, mid 20s, and has a tattoo on his left arm. He was seen wearing a San Francisco 49s shirt. The man was last seen in the area of the 17000 block of Harper Avenue.

Contact police or Crimestoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP with information. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The bait cars are the result of a partnership between the university and DTE corporate security. 

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