Police search for thief targeting church group

Posted at 9:26 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 21:26:30-04

A request for help in finding the person responsible for breaking into a church group's home led 7 Action News reporter Ronnie Dahl to a strange encounter with a man claiming to be legally blind.

It all started at a house on San Juan Street.  It's owned by a church group improving Detroit and making a difference. 

"There are a lot of people working together, making it a safer place for every body and a place where people want to live," said Tim Miller.

A thief has been setting back the group's good work by breaking into the home and taking the valuables.

Detroit police recently released a photo of the suspect, hoping to identify the guy.

Along with the picture of the suspect, police released the license plate number of the car the guy was driving. A good clue, except the plate came back to a deceased woman. 

However, a family member said the car was now being used by the dead woman's son. 7 Action News Reporter Ronnie Dahl was able to track him down. 

To watch Ronnie Dahl's full report and her bizarre encounter with the man, click on the video player.

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