Robbers target drivers in Dearborn Heights, Redford Township

Thieves follow drivers, confront them, take their money

By Will Jones - Reporter

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - Police in two western Wayne County communities are reporting cases of robberies involving drivers who are confronted while they are behind the wheel.

In Dearborn Heights, a driver was followed home by men who confronted him, demanding and taking cash and jewelry.

In Redford Township, a woman driving near Inkster and 5 Mile roads had her car boxed in by two vehicles. A woman from one of those vehicles jumped out, confronted the driver with a gun and robbed her.

Leroy Shaw is one driver who is concerned about these forms of highway robbery.

"It's crazy, I don't know what they are thinking right now. It's tough out here and, I don't know, it's scary," Shaw said.

Tamekia Sanders is a driver who thinks conditions are getting to the point that it makes sense to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

"It's dangerous. It really makes you want to have a CCW. You have to be very careful out here. It's not acceptable," Sanders said.

In the Dearborn Heights robbery, police said the men who robbed the driver were black men in their thirties.

In the Redford Township case, the woman who robbed the driver was described as white, slim and about 20 years old with blonde hair.

She had a nose ring with a hoop in it and a tattoo on her hand.

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