Christmas caper: Ann Arbor police looking for thieves of $1,000 in holiday decorations
Courtesy of the Ann Arbor police
It’s the kind of crime that would make the Grinch proud but has put a damper on the holiday spirit at seven Ann Arbor households.
During the overnight hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, two men stole Christmas decorations from seven different homes in Ann Arbor Hills, Burns Park and other neighborhoods east of downtown Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor police detectives are investigating the case and released information on the incidents Wednesday afternoon.
According to detectives, decorations were stolen from homes in the 2200 block of Belmont Avenue, the 500 block of Onondaga Street, the 2700 block of Bedford Road, the 2900 block of Overridge Drive, the 1500 block of Granger Avenue, the 2700 block of Granger Avenue, and Highland Road.
Detectives estimate the two men stole a combined total of $1,000 in holiday decorations.
Police are now asking for help in identifying one of the two men believed to have injected a little “humbug” into the lives of the affected residents.
Detectives released a video from one of the homes that shows a car pulling up and one man jumping out. The time on the video reads 9:26 p.m. as the man approaches the house, but police say the timer was slow and the man was actually coming into view at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday.
The man approaches the home, casually, and dips out of view while he unplugs the decorations. After standing back up, the man unhooks the decorations and runs back to the car dragging the stolen item back to the vehicle.
The man is described as white, between 18 and 20 years old, with dark hair and wearing a white long-sleeved shirt with a collar and light colored pants.
Anyone with information on this Christmas caper is encouraged to call Detective Chris Fitzpatrick at 734-794-6930 ext. 49324 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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