Woman interrupts home invasion at her grandparents' Saline residence
An intruder broke into a Saline home Sunday night and stole a flat-screen TV, possibly while the granddaughter of the owners was in the house.
According to a Saline police report, the home invasion occurred between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 100 block of Nichols Drive. The break-in was reported the next day at 8:55 a.m.
The report states the 75-year-old woman and 76-year-old man who own the home were out of town on a long vacation and the home was being looked after by their 50-year-old daughter and 53-year-old son who live in Manchester. A 24-year-old woman, the owners' granddaughter, was at the home earlier on Sunday and locked the homes doors and turned out all the lights before leaving.
The 24-year-old woman returned to the home at 10:15 p.m. Sunday and discovered the side door was unlocked and a light was on the bathroom. She called her mother, who told her to leave the home in case someone was breaking in, the report stated.
The 24-year-old woman told police a car was parked in front of the house with its lights on when she left the home Sunday night, but she wasn’t able to provide a vehicle description.
The next morning, the 50-year-old woman and the 53-year-old man went to the home and discovered a window in the side door had been pushed open. It wasn’t broken, but the report stated the window moved far enough to possibly allow someone to reach their hand inside and unlock the door.
The Vizio flat-screen TV was stolen from the living room and was worth approximately $300, according to the report. There were no other items reported stolen.
Police found footprints in the yard that appeared to have been formed in the overnight hours. However, no suspect description was available in the police report.
Saline police are looking for any information on the home invasion. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Saline police Detective Don Lupi at 734-429-7911 or to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.