Photojournalist Robbed Twice in One Day in Detroit
It should be surprising to hear about the same person getting robbed in one day. It should be even more surprising when you hear that the victim, Christopher Morris, has photographed wars in over 18 countries including Afghanistan, Somalia, Yugoslavia, and Chechnya. He is obviously no stranger to dangerous situations. Yet despite all of his experience in chaos and war, Detroit got him. Not once but twice.
Morris was on assignment yesterday, a rare positive story about Detroit and the resurgence of the Jeep brand, when 3 men broke into his rental car and made off with his gear and phone. After tracking and following the thieves via the “FindMyiPhone” app Morris was confronted by a man showing proof of access to the gear. After demanding and receiving a $200 reward the “good samaritan” never came back with the gear.
Naturally the police were contacted and although initially unable to enter the premises due to lack of a warrant the case is still being addressed by the Detroit PD.