Surveillance images caught at a Northville Township home last Wednesday is the primary tool police are now using to try to identify a group of burglars they say has hit as many as four homes in recent days.
The first happened incident occurred at a home on Angell Boulevard off 7 Mile Road. Video shows a man knocking and ringing the doorbell. When there is no answer, he comes back with another man and the two use a crowbar to pry and kick open the front door. The homeowner told Action News he came home 15 minutes later to find about $50,000 in fine jewelry and cash stolen.
Plymouth Township police now say the same suspects scouted out the Rolling Oaks subdivision off North Territorial Road and broke into three homes Saturday. Witness descriptions match the suspects in the Northville Township video.
“Two black males, early 20s, one’s wearing a hooded sweatshirt that says 'Detroit vs. Everybody,' and the vehicle that we’re looking for at this time is a dark-colored Chevy trailblazer," Plymouth Township Police Lt. Bob Antal said.
In each case it appeared the suspects didn't spend much time pillaging, and they took similar items from each stop, such as jewelry, cash, and small electronics.
"Be aware of your neighbors. If they’re going out of town, you need to be aware of what’s going on in your neighborhood, you know the people that live in your neighborhood, you know the vehicles that they drive," Lt. Antal said. He added police see a spike in home invasions and break-ins during the holiday season.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects in the video is encouraged to call police in Northville or Plymouth townships.