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Posted on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 12:05 p.m.

Phone and cable lines cut before break-in at Ypsilanti Township Verizon store

By Kyle Feldscher

Phone and cable lines to an Ypsilanti Township Verizon store were cut before a break-in that was reported Monday, sheriff's deputies said.

Investigators said the break-in happened during the overnight hours at the store, 2044 Whittaker Road, and was reported Monday. It appeared the intruder cut phone and cable lines going into the store and then forced open a rear door in order to enter the building.

Deputies were not sure what had been stolen from the store as of Tuesday, but the investigation is on going. Investigators did not have any suspect information to release Tuesday.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 6:12 p.m.

There have been a number of very crafty break-ins in that shopping center. Remember the hair supply place where access was from the roof?


Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

Burglar might be a Mission Impossible wanna-be.


Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 5:42 p.m.

So wait... Someone cut the phone and cable lines to a Verizon Wireless store when they broke in? It's Verizon Wireless... Wireless...


Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 1:18 a.m.

Exactly, there are several options for cell / wireless backup for alarms. Verizon of all places should be equipped with this feature.


Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

I imagine that alarm systems are connected through phone lines since they alert the police. That would be my guess.