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Posted on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 9:53 a.m.

Intruders leave after finding couple at home on East Ann Street in Ann Arbor

By Lee Higgins

Ann Arbor police are investigating a home invasion Tuesday night in the 800 block of East Ann Street.

About 6:40 p.m., a man and his girlfriend, both 19, were in a bedroom, when two men entered the home through an unlocked back door, police said.

One of the men walked into the bedroom and saw the couple, prompting the men to leave the home, police said. Nothing was reported missing. Police did not have detailed descriptions of the men.

Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.



Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 7:40 a.m.

Day by day, we're getting a series of lessons showing how wrong our assumptions are about our own safety and security. Courtesy of Just sayin' - resources are available which will increase your security under a variety of threatening circumstances. The National Rifle Association (inaccurately maligned by some) has an excellent, nationally recognized program. They call their program: Refuse to be a Victim. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> A pertinent excerpt from that website: &quot;Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials across the country have implemented Refuse To Be A Victim® into their crime prevention and community policing initiatives.&quot; Wouldn't it be nice if AAPD, for example, started offering this 4-hour course to us citizens? Had an incident a few days ago: two men walking toward me were in animated discussion. The one closest to my side of the sidewalk was waving his arms animatedly. His left hand swept out and banged into me. Result: he was shouting death threats at me as I moved quickly on my way. It happens that fast - and you never know if such threats will turn into action until it happens. My training caused me to just keep moving and not engage in any &quot;reply&quot; which might have provoked the other guy into an assault. Had he attempted to assault me, I would still have made a determined effort not to shoot him because there were innocent others on that same sidewalk. My hands were in my pockets as I increased the distance between us: one held a pepper spray canister and the other held my cell phone.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 7:20 p.m.

Words of wisdom. When in the bedroom with your 19 year old girlfriend, make sure the back door is locked.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 10:36 p.m.

He was probably coming through the back door.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:38 p.m.

Suspects are very stupdi to try this a that time of day. Let alone on the off-chance the resident had a firearm on him.


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 7:49 a.m.

Good point -too bad the bad guys haven't yet taken it seriously. Statistically, there's little chance an intruder will encounter an armed resident. There'll be just short of 300k CPLs (concealed pistol licenses) in circulation by Dec. 31st. But though that's a 600% increase since 2002, it only amounts to 4% of the over-21 population. Of course, a CPL isn't required to carry a gun inside one's dwelling. But still - how many people do you know who DO carry while at home?


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 5:15 p.m.

What's the phrase girlnextdoor-&quot;you picked the wrong house&quot; or &quot;wrong house, wrong time&quot;?


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 5:07 p.m.

Exactly what I was thinking, too. These people who break into others' homes will eventually find a homeowner that will have a gun.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:29 p.m.

What a shame, anymore you can't be in your home, in any room, and leave any doors or windows un-locked. Only an idiot would just walk into somebody's home. The idiot/idiots were putting their own life on the line. Glad to hear they were run off and nothing was taken.

Ron Granger

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:19 p.m.

6:40PM is a brazen time to try this.

Ann English

Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 11:08 p.m.

Perhaps the burglars were reading last week or the week before, about successful burglaries committed at night, and therefore thought they could pull it off, too.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:29 p.m.

It's getting dark around 6:00 now so I can see them trying something when the sun sets


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:18 p.m.

Lock your doors and windows. It's been said before by those in law-enforcement. If you live in an older home that's been converted to multiple apartments, have a meeting with everyone living there and make sure that the residents understand that leaving the any door open or unlocked is an open invitation to people that would love to rip you off.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:54 p.m.

Let's see if this post is &quot; PC&quot; (one never really knows what that is)... Sign in window of my home &quot;Beware of dog&quot;...sign on back yard fence at my home...&quot; my dog can make it to the fence in 2.6 seconds, can you?&quot; A sign someone didn't heed my shoe type foot prints in doggy doo in said yard, ripped piece of denim material caught and hanging on said fence. Need I say more!


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:27 p.m.

Sounds like you don't live in AA.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 4:19 p.m.


Shannon Murray

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:14 p.m.

im gonna bolt my doors tonight.this is serious!!


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:49 p.m.

You should be locking your doors at night on general principle not because posted a story. Wake up people!!

Craig Lounsbury

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:08 p.m.

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