POLICE REPORT: Robber in Darth Vader Mask Caught on Video
Putting on his Disguise
REPORT FROM LT. WILLIAM WILSON, SENT Sept 15, 2010….
This is one for the world’s dumbest criminals.
On Monday, Sept. 13th at approx. 1:35 a.m. a man wearing a Darth Vador type of mask robbed the Get N Go Market located at 3366 Hilton near 10 Mile Rd.
The suspect used a butcher knife to threaten the clerk and demanded cash. The clerk complied by giving the crook cash out of the register. The thief then left on foot. Video shows the masked bandit committing the robbery. Video also shows the man walk into the store without his mask on, and catches him putting on his disguise.
Yesterday evening Ferndale police arrested a 41 year old Ferndale man for robbing the Get N Go store in his neighborhood. Store video caught the man putting on a Darth Vador mask before committing a robbery at knife point. Media agencies assisted by airing video and pictures of the suspect and asking for citizen input to identify the man. The response to police was positive and people called in identifying the person. Police followed up on the leads and went to the man’s house not far from the scene of the crime. Police did arrest him, and the case is being presented to the prosecutor’s office.
More details will be available after a review and decision by the prosecutor.
Det. Lt. William Wilson
Ferndale Police Department
310 E. 9 Mile
Ferndale, MI 48220