University of Michigan sends out crime alert after home invasion near campus

Posted at 6:35 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 18:36:06-04

Police say it happened as the people inside an apartment on North Thayer slept on October 29. 

“It occurred sometime between midnight and ten. There were 3 University of Michigan students sleeping when someone came in the apartment and stole their electronics. They didn’t even realize it happened until they woke up in the morning,” said Lt. Matthew Lige of the Ann Arbor Police Department. 

Police responded and found no sign someone broke in,  but the women who live there insist they remember locking the door. 

“it leads us to believe that potentially due to the transitions that happen near campus, someone could have gained access with a key that was a previous tenant or someone tied to the apartment at some point,” said Lt. Lige.

Many students say - they didn’t think about asking their landlords to change the locks. Police recommend they require it before signing a lease.  

Because the crime happened so close to campus, the university sent out an alert to students.  If you have any information that could help police find the person responsible- Ann Arbor Police want to hear from you.