Police arrest suspects behind rash of Redford Township home invasions

Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 07:49:20-05

(WXYZ) — Police say they have arrested the suspects behind the rash of break-ins in Redford Township – and even caught them in the act.

Investigators say they used surveillance video from Ring doorbells to identify the men as suspects - again and again in the area where burglaries happened over the last couple weeks.

Neighbors were told to be on the look out.

On Wednesday, investigators say an alarm went off at a home near Lyndon and Inskster. The detective sergeant on the case responded, and spotted the suspect vehicle. He followed for a time, waiting for back up.

When officers tried to pull the suspects over, there was a short chase. It ended near the intersection of Evergreen and Outer Drive in Detroit.

Police say the burglars did what many do – knocked on the door to see if anyone was home before breaking in.

"What they do if someone does answer the door, they make up a name 'Is so and so home?", and then the answer is 'no'. And then they just leave," said Al DiPrima with Redford Township police. "So that is something for the public to know, if that happens they can contact us."

The men arrested have not yet been charged, but Redford police say they are suspects in at least half a dozen burglaries.