Ann Arbor police reminding residents to lock windows and doors after weekend break-ins
Ann Arbor police are encouraging residents to lock their windows and doors as summer gets into full swing after multiple break-ins at unlocked homes recently.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said four break-ins reported since Saturday all included entry through unlocked windows and unlocked side doors.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.com
On Saturday afternoon, a 21-year-old Ann Arbor woman reported her apartment in the 1700 block of Broadway Street had been broken into while she was away. The woman had been in the process of moving to a new apartment from noon June 15 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Bush said. When the woman returned to the Broadway Street apartment, she found dirt on the window and bed in the room.
The room had been secured and the window was shut, but not locked, Bush said. An LG Blu-ray player and cash had been left on the bed and were stolen during the break-in, Bush said. The screen was removed from the window and the window was open, she said.
A 54-year-old woman woke up Sunday morning to find her TV and cellphone were stolen when someone entered the residence through an unlocked sliding screen door, Bush said. The woman went to bed at 1:30 a.m. and woke up at 8:20 a.m. Sunday having left the sliding door open with the screen door shut because of the heat.
The screen door was open when she woke and the TV was gone, Bush said. When the woman went to call police, she realized her cellphone had also been stolen. The woman reported the incident to police and officers canvassed the neighborhood, but no one heard or saw anything related to the incident, she said.
A 22-year-old Ann Arbor man reported the porch area of his home in the 3400 block of Platt Road also was broken into sometime between Saturday night and Monday afternoon.
Bush said the man left the home at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and returned at 12:30 p.m. Monday to find the unlocked side door to the porch had been used to gain access. Car parts and tools were stolen, and the man is still compiling a list of other items that may have been stolen, she said.
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