WATERFORD (WWJ) – Police in Waterford are searching for a man who robbed three auto mechanic businesses and is thought to be responsible for several other similar crimes.

Officers first responded to Muffler Man on Dixie Highway, near Scott Lake Road, around 4:57 a.m. Thursday after receiving a breaking and entering alarm. When police arrived, they found a broken window on the roll up garage door and several coins lying on the ground near the broken window.

At 5:07 a.m., while the officers were still at Muffler Man, the Waterford Police Dispatch Center received notification of another breaking and entering alarm at USA Lube, less than a half mile away south of Muffler Man on Dixie Highway. Officers responded and located a broken window on the roll up garage door on the back of the building.

About an hour later, officers on patrol located a broken window on the roll up garage door of RJL Lube on Highland Road, near Cass Lake Road. Police reviewed security camera footage from the business and watched as the suspect entered the business through the broken window and removed money from the cash register before fleeing the scene.

Police say the suspect is an unknown white male with glasses and a mustache. At the time, he was wearing a hooded jacket.

Waterford investigators believe the suspect is responsible for several other similar breaking and entering crimes in neighboring communities, and are working closely with investigators from those agencies to identify this suspect.

Anyone with information on any these incidents or the suspect, is asked to contact Waterford Police Detective Lawrence Novak at 248-618-7515.


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