Dearborn Police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force apprehend individual suspected of armed robbery in Dearborn

24 June, 2022
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Dearborn Police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force apprehend individual suspected of armed robbery in Dearborn

DEARBORN, MI — On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 3 p.m., the Dearborn Police Department responded to a call about an armed robbery at a business located in the 6300 block of Chase. 

The suspect reportedly entered the business and produced a handgun. He then allegedly demanded money from the register while firing a gunshot into the ceiling. It was subsequently reported the suspect robbed patrons before fleeing the area in a black BMW.

On Thursday, June 16, after a swift and thorough joint investigation by the Dearborn Police Department and the FBI-Violent Crimes Task Force, Abdulawahab Ahmed Musleh was apprehended and critical evidence was recovered. 

Further investigation information connected Musleh to additional armed robberies in the Metro Detroit area, including a recent armed robbery of another Dearborn business located in the 14200 block of Ford Rd on Friday, June 3.

Musleh was arraigned on federal charges on Tuesday, June 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin said, “Within 24 hours of this alleged crime, this individual was safely captured. This demonstrates that we will continue to use all available resources to protect our community from acts of violence that threaten the lives and livelihoods of our residents.”

“This investigation, leading to the quick arrest of the defendant, highlights the value and effectiveness of working collaboratively with our law enforcement partners to combat violent criminals,” said James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Detroit Division. “We are grateful to the Dearborn Police Department for participating in, and working alongside, the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force to protect the Dearborn community.”

Case Number: 22-37199/22-34288


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