Jewelry, video games and DVDs reported stolen in Dexter Township home invasion
Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies are investigating the second reported home invasion in Dexter Township in the past few days.
Deputies were dispatched Tuesday to the 5800 block of Madden in Dexter Township for a home invasion that occurred while the homeowners were out of town.
A suspect gained entry into the home through an unlocked front door and jewelry, video games and DVDs estimated to be worth nearly $500 were stolen.
According to the sheriff’s office, the exact time the invasion occurred is unknown but is believed to have taken place between July 27 and July 30.
The invasion comes a few days following Friday’s warning from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office about a man “casing” homes to rob in the western part of the county.
Sgt. Geoff Fox of the sheriff’s office said there is nothing to indicate the incidents are connected and no further reports have been received regarding the man.
However, Fox said the recent uptick in crime in the township is unusual.
“I would say it’s probably more uncommon to have that many in such a short period of time,” Fox said. “That area is usually fairly quiet. Things like this tend to come in spurts but it doesn’t necessarily end up being long term.”