Intruder uses fire escape from Graffiti Alley to break into Michigan Theater offices
Ryan Stanton | AnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said thief or thieves used the fire escape from the area known as graffiti alley to climb up to the second floor of the building between 1 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Bush said four of the building’s doors were broken down and the window was smashed in one door.
One laptop was stolen out of one of the offices, Bush said. Police did not have an immediate estimate on how much damage was done in the break-in.
The area near the Michigan Theater known as graffiti alley has become a concern for some Ann Arbor residents in the past few months. Businesses have reported customers being scared away by the people hanging out in the alley, and officials from the Michigan Theater went so far as to hire a security guard to patrol the alley.
Sunday morning’s break-in is still under investigation, police said.