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Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 1:02 p.m.

Sketch released of man sought in Ann Arbor home invasion

By Lee Higgins

Ann Arbor police detectives released a computer-generated sketch Wednesday of a man they said entered a home last week and stole a laptop computer while a woman was inside.

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Investigators said a man knocked on the door of a home on Huronview Boulevard about 2:47 p.m. Feb. 8, distracted a woman who was home alone and took the computer.

The man was described as white, 5 feet, 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and 150 to 170 pounds. Police said he was wearing a red, black and white hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

He had two piercings in his left eyebrow and a nose piercing, all of which were silver balls, police said. He was driving a white, older-model, four-door car that was possibly a Ford Crown Victoria.

Anyone with information can call Det. Bill Stanford at (734) 794-6930, ext. 49318, the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939 or email



Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 6:44 p.m.

If the home had been protected by Smarthome this might have been avoided!


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 6:38 p.m.

What are you afraid of? If you have a reason share it!


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 6:38 p.m.

You guys are great at censoring but stink at explaining why you find one thing newsworthy and something else not!


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 6:36 p.m.

Go to SMARTHOME for an inexpensive security system.


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

It would be nice if would give us some information as to what their criteria is for reporting crimes! If you truly are here to serve the community. Why NO Response!


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 10:08 p.m.

Lets not forget, this is just a scetch and piercings can be removed in a matter of seconds.


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 9:09 p.m.

The composite doesn't show the balls this guy took to the face.


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 9:13 p.m.

thanks for the laugh!


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 7:21 p.m.

Once again, I will ask why there is no mention of the tv theft last Friday night from a secure downtown apartment building. Police have a description of the perp from video surveillance, yet you people seem to no find it worth it to report?


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 1:19 a.m.

@Daisy1...firstly, it was not my tv, but the tv that a number of low income seniors [who cannot afford a tv let alone a cable bill] used to watch...secondly, thank you so much for pointing out my yapping on And it was reported to the police as soon as it was noticed that there was a big hole where these seniors watched tv. I so wish I could be as informed as some of the posters here, but alas I am not...oh woe is me. Let's hope for the senior tenants that theft like this goes no further than the common area and not into their apartments.


Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 12:13 a.m.

My speculation is that a theft that occurs with a victim present (therefore, I presume, robbery) is considered more serious (at least, potentially more serious) than a theft that occurs in an unoccupied dwelling (which, as I understand it, would be a burglary). Also, he apparently was successful in distracting or somehow scamming this victim, so having the public know about it reduces the chances he will be successful again. If he should try it again and things go sour, given that he has the emotional wherewithal to do this with a person present, there could be a risk to the homeowner for bodily injury.


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 10 p.m.

How about you talk to the Police about your TV. You might have more luck then yapping at


Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 9:17 p.m.

That's what I don't understand...why picks and chooses what they report. Why not just link to crimes reporting instead of the selective reporting that occurs. The theft Friday night involved walking around after 11 pm, removing a tv from a wall mounting then walking out on a very busy downtown street hauling a flat screen I the only one that finds this reporting omission odd?

Linda Peck

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 7:26 p.m.

There are many crimes committed around here that are not reported by media. I know of them myself. I am not sure why this is so.