Friend of man who helped steal 76+ guns in Westland, Dearborn Heights turns him in for reward money

19 September, 2022
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Friend of man who helped steal 76+ guns in Westland, Dearborn Heights turns him in for reward money
WESTLAND, Mich. – A robber who helped steal at least 76 guns from stores in Westland and Dearborn Heights went over to his friend’s house afterward to show him the weapons, and that friend turned him and his brother in for a $20,000 reward, police said.

Westland gun store robbery
The first incident in a string of robberies took place at 4:31 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Freedom Holster Gun Shop on South Wayne Road in Westland.

A stolen Kia SUV smashed through the front of the gun shop, and seven people rushed inside.

The robbers grabbed several firearms before fleeing through the front and running east toward Hazelwood Street. They were wearing face masks, gloves, and long-sleeved shirts. Some were carrying a bag.

Authorities estimate about 50 guns were stolen. The robbers were inside the store for less than one minute. Westland CVS robbery
Around 5 a.m. Sept. 11, two people wearing dark clothing broke into the CVS pharmacy at 7291 North Middlebelt Road in Westland.

The pharmacy is about 5.7 miles from Freedom Holster Gun Shop.

The men were in the store for less than one minute before they left with bottles of liquor, according to authorities.


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