Two sought for home invasion

Sunday Times Newspapers

SOUTHGATE — Police are looking for two men who broke into the house of a 92-year-old woman, tied her up and stole her vehicle.

Public Safety Director Thomas Coombs said police responded to a call from the 13000 block of Sycamore at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, where two black men kicked in the door of an elderly woman’s house.

The woman told police that she had first heard a knock on the front door, but when she looked outside couldn’t see anyone. They then kicked in the side door, Coombs said.

The two men entered the house. One went upstairs while the second, described as clean cut, in his early 20s, stayed downstairs with the woman.

“The other suspect stole property upstairs,” Coombs said.

A television, jewelry and other valuables were taken before the men left the house and took the woman’s vehicle from the garage.

Coombs said the men were inside the house for about 45 minutes. Before leaving they tied the woman’s hands, although Coombs said that no assault had taken place. She was able to free herself and call police.

“If anything good can be said it’s that she wasn’t harmed,” Coombs said.

The men left in the woman’s black, four-door 2001 Ford Taurus, Michigan license plate number BVK 7800.
Coombs said investigators searched the house for evidence, DNA and fingerprints, and that detectives were working on leads for more information.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southgate police at 734-258-3054.

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