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Posted on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 11:58 a.m.

Ann Arbor police asking for help in identifying men who stole credit card

By Kyle Feldscher


Ann Arbor police would like the public's help in identifying these two men, who they believe stole a credit card and racked up fraudulent charges.

Courtesy of AAPD

Ann Arbor police are asking the public for help with identifying two men who stole a credit card and then racked up fraudulent charges at businesses near downtown.

Ann Arbor police Detective Dave Monroe said the credit card was stolen during the evening of May 6. It’s unclear at this point how the two men obtained the card but soon after they went on a spending spree, Monroe said.

The credit card has been used at Jimmy John’s, Cottage Inn and the Blue Front store, located in the State Street and Packard Road area of Ann Arbor, Monroe said.

The men are both white with thin builds and dark hair. Security camera images captured from one of the transactions shows one of the men wearing a backward hat, gray T-shirt and dark pants. The other is wearing a light gray T-shirt, shorts and a backpack.

Anyone with information on these two men is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Monroe at 734-794-6930 ext. 49308.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Sun, Jun 9, 2013 : 12:01 a.m.

Makes you wonder who's credit card it was that was stolen. For the AAPD to go to the extent to scan security camera footage, contact the media and have a local manhunt for the guys, all for a credit card, one must believe it's not just an every day Joe who got his card stolen. When my card was stolen, all the police did was file a report and told me to cancel the card and there was nothing more they could do. Not to mention the fact that when I called to file the report, I was put on hold several times, had to call back several times, and when I got to talk to someone they acted as if they were doing me a favor by taking my information and filing the report.


Tue, Jun 11, 2013 : 4:29 p.m.

I had the same thoughts!!! Why is this getting so much attention? I think it is some stuffed up Ann-arborite who DESERVES justice. I knew all 5 businesses my card was used and where they originally got my card from (dropped it after using the ATM in a gas station) and they hardly wanted to take the report. $600 spent in less than 2 hours from a hotel room to shoes. At least it was all recovered through my Credit Union.

Robert Granville

Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 3:32 p.m.

IIRC they ask me for ID whenever I want to use my debit card at Jimmy John's. How did this happen?


Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 1:40 p.m.

Has anyone thought of cancelling the credit card so no further purchases could be made on it. Maybe add an alert to the card stating it is stolen and to call the police ASAP if someone tries to use it. I keep a copy of everything in my wallet (both sides of cards) at home so I can call and cancel a lost or stolen card. Protect yourself and you won't be paying for someone else's lunch and dinner!

Nicholas Urfe

Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 1:18 p.m.

"Jimmy John's, Cottage Inn and the Blue Front store" If you are going to commit multiple felonies buying food, go big. Go Zingerman's. Or some big steaks at Knights. After you've eaten all you can possibly eat, put a couple dozen Zingerman's sandwiches in your freezer. They'll be a great treat when you get out of lockup. But Jimmy Johns? A felony buying Jimmy Johns would deserve the harshest of penalties. And wouldn't it be the thing if someone risked expulsion from umich over stealing jimmy johns with a stolen credit card?


Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 11:04 a.m.

Stolen from whom or stolen where? That piece of information seems to be missing (as does the moral compass of the thieves).


Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 2:40 a.m.

That is why I only carry cash. I will never have a credit card. I cut my cards up years ago and will stick with cash.

Hugh Giariola

Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 1:07 p.m.

Good, because 9 out of 10 thieves surveyed actually prefer your cash to credit cards as well. You can cancel a stolen credit card easily, and may only be liable for $50 max of purchases.

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 9:06 p.m.

that photo is useless.

peg dash fab

Mon, Jul 1, 2013 : 4:56 p.m.

please stay on topic, kyle!

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 9:21 p.m.

Took a while for a comment like this to come. I've been expecting you.

Mike H.

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 7:49 p.m.

A spending spree at Jimmy John's and Cottage Inn? Did they end their whirlwind tour by buying everything on the McDonald's dollar menu?


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 7:43 p.m.

These White boys need to learn about wearing hoodies.


Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 2:38 a.m.

Ha ha good one.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 7:20 p.m.

high on the hog, eh?

peg dash fab

Fri, Jun 7, 2013 : 4:37 p.m.


Robert Granville

Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 3:30 p.m.

Idk... I don't think they even lift, bro.