Two burglaries on the same day

ALLEN PARK — Two separate burglaries occurred during the same time period last Saturday.


Thieves struck a house in the 22000 block of Winona sometime between 7:30 and 10 p.m., and a house in the 6600 block of Cortland was robbed sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.


The owner of the house on Cortland locked all of the doors and left his dog to roam inside before he left. He said he originally had left some lights on, and that when he returned, the first thing he noticed was that the house was dark.


Entry was gained through a bedroom window broken by the suspect, who apparently left through the side door and locked it.


Taken were a $350 SKS .762-caliber semiautomatic , a $150 Jennings 9mm semiautomatic, a $200 video game system and a $40 video game.


The owner’s dog was left unharmed, but still free to roam around the house.


The owner of the house on Winona had locked her side door and returned home to find it open. The door jamb was damaged and had pry marks on it.


Forty savings bonds and $1,000 worth of jewelry were taken from the owner’s bedroom dresser. A laptop and $70 in change were taken from the living room. An iPod was taken from another bedroom.


In both cases the side doors were locked but not deadbolted. Police are unsure if the incidents are related.


–Brooke Stevenson