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Posted on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 4:56 p.m.

$1,000 reward offered for tips on Briarwood Mall shoplifting suspect

By John Counts


Steven Michael Inch

Courtesy of Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest of a man wanted for retail fraud -- more commonly known as shoplifting.

Police are looking for Steven Michael Inch, described as a white man, between 26 and 28 years old, approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall and 180 pounds.

Inch has existing warrants for retail fraud, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest and obstruction, said Troy Macon, Crime Stoppers' Washtenaw County director.

Macon said Inch is suspect in numerous retail frauds at Sears within Briarwood Mall and is wanted by Ann Arbor police.

Anyone with information about Inch's whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 7:04 p.m.

Nice tan.

John of Saline

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 3:50 a.m.

You know what they say: give an Inch, they take a Mile.


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 3:17 a.m.

Those darn kiosks are just ripe for the pickin'


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 3 a.m.

Washtenaw County will hunt this man down and punish him to the full extent of the law, but they will give a man that has beat his girlfriend within an inch of her life, or robbed a family at gun point a slap on the wrist and a 2,500 bond! smh...


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 3:44 p.m.

Second offense driving on a suspended license..I paid 3,000 10%.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 2:32 a.m.

I'm going to keep an eye out for this guy solely because I want to yell: "Don't move an inch!"


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 2:06 a.m.

Sears: Where America Shop(lift)s


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 12:09 a.m.

That is a "Folk Nation" Tattoo on his neck...but I'm sure the cops already know that.

Ricardo Queso

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 12:33 p.m.

Folk Nation ... I saw them at The Ark last year.

Jay Thomas

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 11:14 p.m.

It's not like that mall doesn't have enough problems. I'll keep a look out.


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 10:31 p.m.

Not that I condone shoplifting, otherwise known as retail fraud...but if a suspect isn't accused of a violent crime, why is it being posted here? There are much more important unsolved cases for to report on.


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 8:38 p.m.

TheDiagSquirrel, Can you name a few?

John Counts

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 10:46 p.m.

Crime Stoppers felt it necessary to issue a Wanted poster for this man and police OKed the release of his name and image.


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 10:06 p.m.

Must have needed some yard tools to clean up his yard for spring!


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 9:52 p.m.

You are going to commit a crime and you go to SEARS? Really?


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 9:26 p.m.

He appears tall for his height


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 9:19 p.m.

sounds like an all around bad guy.go get him


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 9:17 p.m.

Is it ironic that he is 5'5" and his last name is "Inch"?

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 2:30 a.m.

How about "Iconic"?


Thu, Apr 25, 2013 : 9:18 p.m.

Maybe not ironic....