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Police: Gas station cigarettes bandit caught in Wayne County

Dearborn Heights man accused of stealing from gas stations

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DETROIT – Police arrested a Dearborn Heights man in connection to the thefts of cigarettes from gas stations in Wayne County.

Akram Al-Karim, 27, is charged with one count of unarmed robbery. Police said he stole two cartons of cigarettes out of an employee’s hands Aug. 12 at a Speedway gas station. Al-Karim was caught committing a similar act in Westland and is suspected in a similar incident in at least one other community, according to police.

He was arraigned at the 18th District Court. His bond was set at $15,000 cash/surety. He is due back in court for a probable cause hearing Aug. 25.