2 more break-ins reported Thursday in Ann Arbor; one thwarted by locked window
Thieves stole multiple laptops and cash in two home invasions Thursday, Ann Arbor police said, while a locked window foiled another break-in attempt, police said.
Police believe an unlocked door allowed access in one home invasion Tuesday and an open window was the entry point in another.
Ann Arbor police have reported an increased number of break-ins during the late summer months. The number of home invasions increased rapidly during the initial months of the year before a spring slowdown, but July, August and the initial weeks of September have seen reports rise.
The break-in attempt occurred between 7:50 and 7:55 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Packard Street. Bush said a 24-year-old Ann Arbor woman was in her 31-year-old boyfriend’s kitchen when she looked out the window and saw a man attempting to open it.
The woman made eye contact with the man, causing him to stop what he was doing and flee the area on foot. The man ran south toward South Fourth Avenue, Bush said.
The man is described as black, in his mid-20s, with a short black afro and thin build. He is about 6-feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds, police said.
The first home invasion reported Thursday occurred between 1 and 5 p.m. in the 100 block of North State Street, Bush said. An unknown person entered the home through an unlocked door.
A 20-year-old Ann Arbor woman's laptop was stolen. A second 20-year-old Ann Arbor woman also lives at the residence.
The second home invasion occurred between 6:45 and 7:10 p.m. in the 600 block of Waymarket. A 26-year-old Ann Arbor man reported clothing, an external hard drive, laptop, cash and bag were stolen from the home.
A kitchen window was reported to be unlocked and open and police believe it was the point of entry. There was no suspect information available.
Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).