Tip leads to arrest in larceny from Farmington restaurant

Vincent Edward Bowden
Vincent Bowden (Farmington Public Safety)

A 54-year-old Detroit man with an “extensive criminal history” has been arrested in connection with a March 18 larceny at a downtown Farmington restaurant.

Vincent Edward Bowden has been charged with felony larceny in a building, after an anonymous tip led detectives to identify him as a suspect. Farmington Public Safety received the tip after releasing a video that showed a man and a woman standing near the cash register at Los Tres Amigos on Grand River. The man in the video is shown reaching into the register, then leaving with the woman.

Bowden history includes convictions for similar larcenies in the cities of Livonia, Fraser, Dearborn, Shelby Township, and Troy, according to a Public Safety press release.

Authorities have also learned his female accomplice is the mother of Bowden’s children; an arrest warrant has been issued for her as well.

“This case serves as yet another shining example of how the community and the public safety department worked together to identify the suspects responsible for this crime,” Public Safety Director Frank Demers said. “The department is grateful for the cooperation of the Michigan Department of Corrections Probation Department who assisted investigators with taking Bowden into custody.”

47th District Court Magistrate Matthew Friedrich set a $25,000 cash or surety bond; Bowden next scheduled court appearance is April 6.

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