Here’s a new one in golf club thievery. A man walked out of a golf store with $1,200 worth of equipment and escaped in a waiting getaway car. Sounds like a scene out of The Usual Suspects.
Police in Troy say the retail theft happened at Golfsmith golf shop located on Big Beaver Road last Wednesday during the daytime. The man they’re looking for went on a stealing spree.
Police don’t have video or pictures to show at this time, but say the man stole $1,200 worth of merchandise.
Sgt. Meghan Lehman of the Troy Police Department says this type of thing is somewhat common.
“The store employees picked up on this man, selected the items really quickly and walked through the door,” Lehman said. “Didn’t walk toward the door. Didn’t ask any question — that’s a little unusual. The man was a little unusual.”
Police say the man used a driving service called R&M Luxury.
“We understand they advertise on Craigslist. It’s a luxury car service. The suspect provided the name Jim to the driver and he was picked up on the east side, 19 and Van Dyke area. So if someone knows somebody that suddenly had $1,200 worth of golf clubs from the east side that goes by the name Jim, that’s who we’re looking for,” Lehman said.
As it turns out, the driver claims he was unaware of the situation until he was contacted by the police. So maybe it’s not like the movie, but it’s still fun to pretend.