DETROIT (WXYZ) - What happened inside a home along San Juan of Detroit’s west side has neighbor, Tarsheema Powels shaking with fear.
Four men, posing as police officers, went into the house, around 10 pm Monday. According to police, they tied up a man 52 years old, a 51-year-old woman, and 17-year-old girl.
Investigators say they took things from the house. “Who would do that? That has me frantic now,” said Powels.
Powels describes the victims as a good family. No one was hurt but the suspects got away in a burgurdy Chevy Impala. Many who live in the Bagley community say, this is not the first time someone impersonated an officer and there have been other crimes committed in the neighborhood.
“Crime is picking up,” said neighbor Rahmel Crutcher. “I came home from work early one morning… Car break-in in progress when I was on the street. Two cars right behind each other, and the glass broke, and when I passed they drove off.”
Powels says typically the victims are outside on a day like today, with a lot of people around. She thinks it is terrible that the family can’t even feel safe in their own home.
Powel told 7 Action News she will just be staying inside. “My family, they call me over the phone when they are coming by or what not because I’m scared myself,” said Powels.
Neighbors and investigators hope the suspects are caught soon. If you have any information you are asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-5240.
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