Fifth home invasion reported near University of Michigan this month

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 17:11:34-04

Ann Arbor Police are trying to connect the dots and possible connections in five Home Invasions involving students since July 2. 

In three of the five, the victims have given police a description of the man who got inside their homes.  In four of them, doors were unlocked. 

In one incident overnight, a door was kicked in. The most recent case happened Monday morning when a student woke up and startled a man who ran out and grabbed the student’s wallet.

Police provided us this list of incidents:

  • Sunday July 2nd  at 3:30 am-200 blk of Packard-Unlocked door
  • Sunday July 2nd at 10:12 pm-300 blk Packard-Unlocked door
  • Monday July 3rd at 1:08 pm-700 blk S Division-Unlocked door
  • Sunday July 9th at 4:00 am-700 blk Arch-Door kicked in
  • Monday July 17th at 9:00 am-100 blk N Ingalls-Unlocked door

In an email, Police also gave us this information:

Victims have not been injured and cash seems the item of choice. Not all the victims can identify the suspect. In three of the reported incidents the description of a heavy set black male as emerged. The clothing has varied with every account. Victims never got a solid enough look for facial recognition.

And regarding today’s incident on North Ingalls, Police told us:

The suspect is described as a heavy set black male in his 20s, last seen wearing a gray colored hoodie. Entry was made into the apartment through an unlocked door. Detectives are evaluating this incident relative to the recent downtown home invasions that have occurred over the past several weeks.