POLICE ARREST 2 IN BOGUS INTERNET SALES

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Two private sales resulted in calls to the Canton Police last week as a buyer and a seller each found themselves victims of crimes.

Frank-McCurdy
Frank-McCurdy

Canton officers were called to the sites of two separate incidents on Saturday, Aug. 13. In both instances, the victims had made contact with unknown individuals found on the internet to either buy or sell electronics.

The first victim met a potential buyer in a restaurant parking lot to sell a gaming system.

After handing the system to the suspect for inspection, the suspect drove off without paying. The second victim also chose to meet in a restaurant parking lot to purchase a tablet and phone, and after handing over cash, discovered the packaging did not contain the product.

Mujtaba-Al-Hakim
Mujtaba-Al-Hakim

Both victims were able to get license plate numbers from the suspect vehicles and quickly called the crimes in to police and both suspects were located by police shortly after the crimes occurred.

Frank Benjamin McCurdy, IV, 26, of Romulus, was arraigned on one count of larceny by false pretenses, a one- year misdemeanor. McCurdy was issued a personal bond by 35th District Court Judge Michael Gerou, with his next court appearance scheduled for Aug. 24.

Mujtaba Nazar Al-Hakim, 18, of Inkster, was arraigned on one count of larceny by false pretenses, a one-year misdemeanor.

Al-Hakim was issued a personal bond by Gerou, with his next court appearance scheduled for Sept. 7.

The Canton
Police Department reco
mends individuals who buy or sell products
 with unknown 
individuals conduct their transactions in the lobby of their local police department. The Canton police station lobby is open and surveillance camera recorded 24-hours a day.