January 10, 2013GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Police are counting down a larceny suspect’s 15 minutes of fame.
The unknown male suspect’s image, recorded on security video, is being distributed by media outlets.
Investigators hope someone can help put a name to his face, after which prosecutors intend adding his name to an arrest warrant.
Individual frames from the video show the man at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, entering the office of an exercise studio on the Hill, from which an instructor’s wallet was stolen from her purse.
“The wallet was found the next day in bushes at Ridge and Muir with no money, but the (victim’s) drivers license and other things were there,” said Detective Bryan Ford.
Officers obtained other security videos to tail the man leaving the crime scene.
“I watched him walk out a back door northbound on Muir past the hospital.” Ford said.
The suspect is a white male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9. He appears to weigh about 170 pounds and wore a short mustache with no other facial hair at the time of the larceny, according to police.
Based on the man’s outfit — a brown Carhartt jacket, blue jeans and a dark cap with a “W” or “M” on the front — police sought him among construction crews.
“We had no luck at area construction sites,” Ford said. “We decided to put the video on the news to see if we can find out who that is.”
Tipsters may contact the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety, (313) 885-2100. Ford’s extension is 1213.