2 homes ransacked on Bardstown Trail in Ann Arbor
Two homes on Bardstown Trail were broken into — at least one through a smashed patio door — and ransacked by unknown people Thursday afternoon, according to Ann Arbor police.
Sgt. Mike Scherba said a home invasion was reported at 3:28 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Bardstown, followed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday by a report of a break-in in the 1500 block of Bardstown. Scherba said the intruder, or intruders, went through rear doors of both homes, including one home where a sliding glass door was shattered.
Electronics and jewelry were taken from both homes, and rooms throughout both homes were ransacked. Scherba said it was a relatively rare occurrence in a quiet part of Ann Arbor, pointing out many break-ins that have occurred during a recent increase have taken place in areas with more students.
“(Home invasions) are more common in the student area than it would be there, but unfortunately these can happen anywhere and everywhere,” he said.
Police were not able to get any suspect information and the case has been forwarded to the detective bureau, Scherba said.
Anyone with information on the break-ins is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2537).