Saline Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of being involved in a brazen, overnight home invasion on the 500 block of Lexington Court in the Northview subdivision Oct. 13.
Sometime in the early morning hours, while a family slept, someone broke into a vehicle and the home and stole an iPad, an Apple Macbook, a Dell laptop, two wallets, an iPhone and phone cables.
Credit cards in the wallets were used in Belleville that morning at 5 a.m. and in Ypsilanti at 5:30 a.m. From surveillance video at the Ypsilanti Speedway station at Michigan and Harris Street, police were able to capture images of the man suspected of using the credit cards. Police also obtained a still image of the vehicle at the service station. The man in the pictures was the passenger in the vehicle.
Saline Police Detective Don Lupi urged anyone who recognizes the suspect to call the Saline Police Department at 734-429-7911 or to email [email protected]. Even anonymous tips can be helpful, Lupi said.
“It’s possible this man has a connection to someone in Saline and we hope someone recognizes him,” Lupi said.
The crime unnerved neighbors, Lupi said.
“This isn't a normal occurrence in Saline. We've had thefts from vehicles, but when someone invades a home, it's much more serious,” Lupi said. “Over the years we've had the occasional daytime break-in, but it's very unusual for someone to enter a house when people are home.”
Lupi said these crimes may be a crime of opportunity and reminded residents to lock their vehicles and homes.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Lupi at 734-429-7911 or to email [email protected].