Thursday, September 10, 2009

Canton Neighborhood Hit By Burglaries

Police Warn Residents To Keep Doors, Garages Locked
POSTED: Tuesday, September 8, 2009
UPDATED: 10:54 am EDT September 9, 2009
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- While most homeowners were relaxing and enjoying the long holiday weekend, police in Canton said some robbers were hard at work breaking into homes.
Police said a string of home break-ins occurred over the weekend along Lowell, Whitman and Stuart streets in Canton Township. In all of the cases, police said the robbers broke in through a back window or door.
“I guess that would tell me that someone is watching, and that they’re casing before they attempt to go in,” said one resident in the area.
The resident said a rash of break-ins happened a few years ago, and that neighbors got themselves watch dogs and outdoor lights in an effort to curb the crimes.
“We talk to the neighbors. We have a pretty good neighborhood watch program going on and they know that we’re looking out for them,” the resident said.
Police said closing, and locking, any doors or garages are recommended to avoid theft. Police said they don’t have any leads on the break-ins.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canton Police Department.