You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 11:20 a.m.

Police: Thief forced open Burger King drive-thru window and stole coins from donation jar

By John Counts

Police believe someone broke into an Ypsilanti Township Burger King by climbing in the drive-thru window sometime Sunday night and proceeded to steal coins from a donation jar.

Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were called Monday to the fast food restaurant at 823 E. Michigan Ave. for a report of a burglary, according to a news release.

"The suspect (or suspects) forced open the drive-thru window to gain entry into the business," the release stated. "Once inside they stole coins from a donation jar and then fled the area."

Police do not have any suspects at this time. Further information was not immediately available.

View Larger Map

John Counts covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 9:33 p.m.

Boy o boy, goin' for the big money.....jeez, louise......

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 12:02 a.m.

I better lock up my Monopoly money

Blue Marker

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 6:29 p.m.

Okay, so hopefully we've reached the low point. I mean coins from a donation box? Next they'll be after the pennies in my loafers! (I don't really wear loafers by the way)

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 6:52 p.m.

Suuuuuuure you don't


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 5:46 p.m.

I can almost picture the manager of the BK on Mich & Platt wiping his brow since it was a different store getting the bad press...


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 5:26 p.m.

Seems like we've been reading a lot of crime stories where Burger King is involved somehow. Does BK attract a certain element that McD's does not?

Jay Thomas

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 12:13 a.m.

A King owns this one while only a clown the other one. You have to understand the mind of someone who would do this.


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 5:53 p.m.

Flame broiled meat is for a different sort of person.

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 5:36 p.m.

It may be the horse meat


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 5:05 p.m.

What a haul they must have made. Sheeesh!


Tue, Feb 26, 2013 : 5:20 p.m.

They're gonna have a field day buying gum and candy....