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Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 3:35 p.m.

Ann Arbor police investigating Tuesday afternoon break-in

By Kyle Feldscher

Ann Arbor police are investigating a home invasion in the city that took place Tuesday afternoon when the home’s residents had multiple items stolen while they were away.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said a man knocked on the door at a home in the 1300 block of Geddes just before 1 p.m. Tuesday and asked for a woman by name. The resident told the man he had the wrong house, and then left a short time later.

The residents were gone between 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday and returned to fine the home was entered through an unlocked back door. Bush said two laptops, an iPod, backpack, cash and a Nook tablet were all reported stolen.

It’s believed the person who knocked on the door before the residents left broke into the home. Bush said the man is black, middle aged and between 5-feet-8 and 5-feet-9 inches tall.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).


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Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

FormerMichRes

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 7:38 a.m.

Pretty common M.O. in A2. We used to live near the border with Ypsi and at least twice a week we had strangers ring the door bell or knock and when no one came to the door they would try the door to see if it was locked. We moved as soon as the lease was up!

RJA

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 4:04 a.m.

I will not answer my door to anyone I don't know. (not for any reason) If someone were standing there bleeding, I would call 911.

southyoop

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 6:22 a.m.

When in doubt, answer the door packing heat....see how bold they are then. Oh, that's right, Barry and Joey B wouldnt like that. Fire off a couple rounds from a 12 gauge. That'll scare em away.

cibachrome

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 3:36 a.m.

The correct answer to that question is "Yes, she is. Who are you ?". The perp then realizes you are on to him and will make a permanent getaway. That also gives you time to get your phone/camera ready and take a picture. These people are pretty stupid in ways important to your safety. Use it to your advantage.

Billy

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 9:49 p.m.

"Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said a man knocked on the door at a home in the 1300 block of Geddes just before 1 p.m. Tuesday and asked for a woman by name. The resident told the man he had the wrong house, and then left a short time later." Did dude peer into your house and look around it at all as he was talking to you? Did he look past you and not actually make eye contact while asking his question? "The residents were gone between 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday and returned to fine the home was entered through an unlocked back door. " Oh wait.....I don't care anymore.

tdw

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 10:15 p.m.

Oh wait.....I don't care that you don't care anymore