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Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 3:53 p.m.

Intruder breaks into home, drives away in resident's car

By Kyle Feldscher

An unlucky Ypsilanti Township homeowner suffered a double whammy Monday when someone broke into a house, found car keys to a 1998 Buick Century and drove off in the vehicle, according to police.

The break-in occurred sometime during the day Monday when the homeowner was at work, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. The home is located in the 1400 block of South Harris Road.

The suspect entered the house through a ground-floor window and found the keys to the Century while inside the home, according to police. The vehicle has not been located as of Tuesday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in the early evening after the homeowner returned to find the car gone and house broken into, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation.

There was no suspect information available as of Tuesday afternoon. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.

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Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 3:49 a.m.

Good excuse to get a new car

Jim Clarkson

Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 2:50 a.m.

Maybe give a color of the car and a license plate number so people in the area can report it when they see it?

Ron Granger

Wed, Mar 14, 2012 : 12:02 a.m.

Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?


Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

Anyone desperate enough to steal a 1998 Buick Century is clearly in dire straits, and needs it more than its owner.


Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 9:35 p.m.

Didn't something like this happen just a week or so ago?