DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities are trying to track down two vans that were stolen from a dry cleaner in Detroit with some interesting cargo inside.

Police say the two, white cargo vans were sitting outside of Perfect Cleaners, on McNichols between Evergreen and Outer Drive, when they were taken around 3:30 a.m. Friday. The vans were carrying dozens of police and firefighter uniforms from the cities of Novi and Farmington Hills.


clothings bags Vans With Police, Fire Uniforms Stolen From Detroit Dry Cleaner

Police uniforms recovered (Photo: Farmington Hills Police)

Hours after the vans were stolen, police recovered several bags of clothing found dumped near Outer Drive and Lindsay Street in Detroit. An alert citizen called the Perfect Dry Cleaners after finding several of their marked clothing bags, and police uniforms, on the street. Authorities confirmed all uniforms from the Farmington Hills Police Department have now been located.

None of Novi’s uniforms have been recovered yet. Novi Police Chief David Malloy says he’s not that concerned about the uniforms; they’re basically just blue shirts and pants.

“There’s no badge, there’s no name tag, there’s no weaponry, there’s no leather gear, no holsters or anything like that,” Malloy told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill. “All of our officers and firefighters carry identification with them. If someone presents themselves as a Novi police officer, you can certainly ask for additional identification. But I suspect that it was probably the two vans that they were going after and not the police uniforms.”

Police are still searching for the vehicles: a white GMC Savannah, license plate “CE 82871,” and a white Chevy Express, license plate “DB 46109.”

There’s no video surveillance at the dry cleaner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 313-596-5801.


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