Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Police Have Suspect In Home Break-Ins

Bloomfield Township Police Say At Least 5 Homes Have Been Broken Into Recently
POSTED: Monday, August 3, 2009
UPDATED: 7:32 pm EDT August 3, 2009
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Money, jewelry and computers have all gone missing after a rash of home robberies in Bloomfield Township.
Police said at least five homes in the area near Square Lake and Telegraph roads have been broken into recently, most while there have been people inside at the time.
Judy Trower said she’s still shaken up after what happened inside her home.
“I’m terrified. I’m still terrified,” Trower said. She said she’s so scared she won’t even open a window or door to cool her home.
Trower said a thief broke into her home in the middle of a night through an unlocked side door, grabbed a laptop, some alcohol and then made his way to the home’s master bedroom.
“I looked at my dresser, in my bedroom, which is three feet from where I sleep, and my jewelry box is missing,” Trower said.
Trower said neighbors have been passing out fliers about the break-ins.
Police said they believe the person responsible is a resident of an area group home for the physically and mentally challenged.
Police said the man has been removed from the home and may face charges, depending on if authorities can determine if the man is mentally capable of being charged.
The case has been turned over the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.