UPDATE: Stolen Farmington Hills uniforms recovered

UPDATE: All Farmington Hills police and fire department uniforms have been recovered after being stolen March 9 from a Detroit dry cleaners.

According to a press release, thieves hit Perfect Cleaners, 19500 W. McNichols near Outer Drive in the City of Detroit, sometime during the early morning hours on Friday. Two stolen delivery vans contained police and fire uniforms from Farmington Hills and Novi.

Uniform bags
Authorities found bags of uniforms dumped in Detroit. (Farmington Hills Police Department)

Authorities are concerned that the uniforms may be used by impostors. Anyone who wants to verify the identity of a Farmington Hills or Novi police officer or firefighter should ask for a departmental identification card, request that a supervisor confirm their location, or call 911 to verify that the contact is official.

Police found a pile of uniforms dumped near Outer Drive and Lindsay Street in Detroit, and all of the Farmington Hills Police Department uniforms were located.

The vehicles taken are a white 2012 GMC box van with Michigan plate CE82871 and a 2015 white Chevy box van with Michigan plate DB46109. Neither has any distinguishing logos or markings.

To report any sightings of clothing or dry cleaning bags, or any information relating to the theft, call the Detroit Police Department’s 8th Precinct at 313-596-5801 or the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610.


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