Thieves rob home of local nurse treating patients with coronavirus

Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 23:17:46-04

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP (WXYZ) — A nurse on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus was the victim of a robbery at her home.

Nurse Mary Desana tells 7 Action News she’s been robbed of her sense of security along with valuables. However, she’s grateful no one was home at the time, and neighbors alerted her to what happened.

“The neighbor texted me and asked did I leave my front door open for a reason," Mary said.

She tells us she learned of the break-in just before noon. Desana lives near Beech Daly and Sibley roads in Brownstown Township and also works at Henry Ford Wyandotte.

Along with jewelry being stolen, Desana says her home was ransacked. The stress is only adding to what she’s already been dealing with.

“Since March 6, I haven’t been with my family members," she said. "That’s so they’re safe from me. In case I’m not symptomatic but infectious.”

She adds, “If they needed food, I would have bought them groceries. I would have helped out in any way. They didn’t need to damage the house.”

Desana is also getting a security system. If you have any information about what happened, please contact police right away.

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