Report: 4 men break into Lake Forest home and tie up resident during robbery
A 19-year-old resident told police that four men forced their way into his home at about 2 p.m. Monday, tying him up before stealing jewelry and other items from his Pittsfield Township home.
The victim told police he was alone in the home in the 4000 block of Timber Ridge Drive in the Pines of Lake Forest subdivision near Ellsworth and South Maple roads when four men entered the home through a glass door at the rear of the home.
The victim was tied up and threatened with a knife by at least one of the men, he told police.
The men stole the items from the home, then escaped on foot.
"The 19-year-old ran to a neighbor's home," said Deputy Chief Gordy Schick of the Pittsfield Township Police Department. "Police were called about 10 minutes after the suspects left the residence."
A tracking dog from the Ypsilanti Police Department was called to the scene, but the trail appears to have gone cold.
The suspects were described as black men in their 30s with accents and University of Michigan hats. Three wore black coats and one wore a blue coat, according to initial reports.
"Detectives are still at the scene," Schick said at about 4:10 p.m. Monday. "It's still under investigation."
Schick also described the crime as "very uncommon in that area."
He's asking for anyone with information that could help the investigation to contact police at (734) 822-4911.