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Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013 : 11:35 a.m.

Smash-and-grab car radio thefts reported in Ypsilanti Township

By Cindy Heflin

A thief or thieves smashed windows in three Chrysler vehicles and swiped radios overnight Tuesday in Ypsilanti Township, sheriff’s deputies said.

The thefts occurred in the 200 block of South Hewitt Road, the 2300 block of East Ellsworth Road and the 
8600 block of Lagoon Drive, sheriff’s deputies said in a media summary. Two of the vehicles targeted were Chrysler cars. The third, on Lagoon Drive, was a Chrysler van.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office confidential tip line at (734) 973-7711 or 1-800-SPEAK UP.

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Wed, May 1, 2013 : 5:14 p.m.

Swiped implies a petty crime. Stolen is more accurate. Anyone who has had their car window smashed and stereo taken knows that it was not a petty crime.

An Arborigine

Wed, May 1, 2013 : 5:02 p.m.

One might infer that Chrysler vehicles have particularly valuable audio systems.


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 12:28 p.m.

Or that someone is filling an order.