DEARBORN (WWJ) – Police in Dearborn are searching for two young men who tried to break into The Arab American News offices by smashing through a glass door with a hammer.
The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday at the newspaper’s headquarters on Chase Road, just north of Ford Road.READ MORE: 2 Arrested After Couple Killed In Car With Baby Inside
Publisher Osama Siblani said the staff was working in the newsroom when they heard multiple loud bangs from the back of the building.
“All the lights were on as you can see and we heard like four, sounded like shots, ‘Pow! Pow! Pow,'” Siblani told WWJ’s Charlie Langton. “So I told myself somebody was shooting at us, you know, somebody is trying to hurt us.”
Security footage from the building shows that two men tried to break through the back door, which is made of bullet-proof glass, using a hammer. The suspects did break the door but they were not able to get inside. They fled from the scene in a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Police are now reviewing the footage in an attempt to identify the suspects, who were caught clearly on the video.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
“They’re black males, they’re young and they have hoodies on,” said Siblani. “Their faces and everything were looking at the cameras and either they’re gutsy criminals or stupid criminals.”
Siblani said luckily, no one was injured and employees were still able to make their deadline. But he is worried that this might have been a targeted attack.
“What happened in Memphis the other day and in Kalamazoo and in Indiana and in California, so we thought somebody might come here and do us harm,” he said.
Investigators aren’t yet sure of a possible motive behind the break-in. An investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: More Water Woes For Benton Harbor After Pipe Rupture
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact police at 313-943-2242.