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Posted on Mon, May 20, 2013 : 9:32 a.m.

Laptops targeted in 2 separate Ann Arbor home invasions

By John Counts

Ann Arbor Police said laptops and other items were stolen in two separate home invasions, the first of which occurred sometime Friday.

Officers were called to the Pheasant Run Apartments in the 3500 block of Pheasant Run Circle for a break-in that occurred between 4 a.m. Friday and 6:08 p.m. Friday, when the resident reported it. The man told police he came home to find the door to his apartment unlocked, according to a release from Ann Arbor police.

"As he entered, he noticed his belongings had been tossed around," the release stated.

A laptop, charger, phone charger and television were taken. Police do not have a suspect at this time.

The second break-in occurred just before 2:54 a.m. Saturday when a resident was returning home in the 1000 block of South Forest Avenue and heard noises, according to Ann Arbor police.

The resident found a man he knew in the home carrying a backpack. The resident confronted the man, who then fled. When the resident's roommates returned, numerous items were discovered missing including three laptops, chargers, a bag, sunglasses and prescription glasses.

The suspect got in through an unlocked door, according to police.

Investigations continue in both cases.

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Thu, May 23, 2013 : 7:53 p.m.

what do you expect a thief to steal?cheap silverware,Ladies Home Journal,S.I.,bed pillows,old oil cans,etc., they will take popular items that are EASY to fence for a decent sum of money.