Police looking for help to locate home invader posing as Comcast employee

By J. PATRICK PEPPER

Times-Herald Newspapers

    Police are seeking information related to a home invasion in Dearborn and an attempted home invasion in Dearborn Heights by a man wearing a Comcast cable polo shirt Aug. 24.

    At about 10 a.m. the suspect forced his way into a house in the 5400 block of Chase. He pushed the resident to the ground and threatened her with a handgun. As he made his way to the back of the house, the woman got off the floor and attempted to escape through the front door.

    The suspect caught up with her before she made it out of the house, but after a brief struggle she was able to free herself and began screaming for help. The suspect then fled the scene. The woman suffered an arm injury in the scuffle.

    A few hours later, a resident in the 5100 block of Princess called police after a man showed up at his door claiming to be there to fix the cable service. The resident told the man that the cable was fine, but the man was insistent that he needed to fix it.

    As they went back and forth, the resident finally said he was going to call Comcast and ask why they sent out an employee without making an appointment or the proper identification. At that point the man left the house.

    The resident didn’t think enough of it to call police until about a half-hour later, when he saw a news report detailing the Dearborn incident.

    The suspect is described as a white man between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, in his late- 20s or early 30s, bald and clean-shaven. At the time of both incidents he was driving an older, white Ford Taurus and wearing a black short-sleeve polo shirt with a Comcast logo on the breast area.

    Tips can be submitted to Dearborn police by calling their tip line at (313) 943-3030.