Ann Arbor woman sent to hospital after man breaks in, assaults her
An Ann Arbor woman returned to her home on Burbank Drive Tuesday morning and was physically assaulted by a man who broke in, sending her to the hospital, police said.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said it’s the third home invasion in the area in the last two weeks. Bush said the woman left her home between 8:20 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Burbank Drive Tuesday and discovered the man in her home when she came back.
Bush said the woman confronted the man, and he physically assaulted her before leaving the home in an unknown direction. The woman called police and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to be treated for her injuries. Bush said she has been released.
Bush said she could not release the nature of the assault and the woman’s injuries.
The other home invasions in the area occurred on April 8 and April 13, Bush said.
In the April 8 incident, a different home in the 3000 block of Burbank Drive was broken into sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Bush said. On April 13, a home in the 3000 block of Bolgos Circle was broken into sometime between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m., she said.
It’s unknown if the same person is responsible for all three home invasions and detectives are investigating the three incidents. The man in Tuesday’s break-in was about 5-feet-5 inches tall, but no further suspect description was immediately available Wednesday, Bush said.
Ann Arbor police sent out a neighborhood watch alert concerning the incidents and are encouraging residents to take precautions.
Anyone with information on the break-ins is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939.