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Posted on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 9:51 a.m.

Jewelry valued at $3,000 reported stolen from ransacked Ann Arbor home

By John Counts

Police are investigating the theft of $3,000 worth of jewelry reported stolen Tuesday from a residence in the 3000 block of Foxridge Court in Ann Arbor.

The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday when the residents' daughter, a 33-year-old Ann Arbor woman, arrived at the home to discover the front door unlocked and open.

The door appeared to have been opened with some sort of pry bar, said Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush.

Various rooms had been entered and ransacked, police said, and the jewelry was missing.

Police do not have a suspect at this time, but continue to investigate.

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Fri, Nov 23, 2012 : 2:22 p.m.

Perhaps steel bars ?


Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 4:51 p.m.

So what can we do to make our doors "less able to pry"? Anyone have any good suggestions?


Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 9:49 p.m.

Giant dogs inside.

Kyle Mattson

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 5:12 p.m.

ViSHa-With enough time and the right tools any door can be opened but having a solid core door with a deadbolt installed is the first step to preventing easy break-ins. Beyond that a door reinforcer is a good addition and if you have a sliding door some type of swinging pole is a must-have. I'd also recommend checking into affordable security system options out there as there are a number of online based startups offering flexible systems that don't cost an arm and a leg. I recently purchased one for my apartment and consider it a worthwhile investment.

Barbara Brown

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 3:48 p.m.

I suspect for the family involved and their neighbors, what is much scarier isn't how little jewelry $3,000 buys but that a home was invaded and burgled. Scary stuff for the middle of the day.

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Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 3:20 p.m.

doesn't take much to get to $3g's in jewelry these days. a nice wedding set, watch, rings especially when gold is hovering around $2g's per ounce.