Police seek woman suspected of home, vehicle break-ins
By Mike Koury
Posted May 18, 2017
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly broke into two homes and a car on Leroy Street May 18.
The first incident occurred at around 6 a.m., according to a police statement. The male homeowner told police that he heard somebody in his home. At this point, the man got a gun and warned the intruder that he was armed.
As he was investigating the noise, he saw a woman running away from his home. After she left, the man discovered that she allegedly had stolen items from his vehicle.
“Rather than immediately phoning 911, he investigated on his own without success before going to the police station,” the police statement reads.
Though the man successfully drove away the woman, police at 7 a.m. received a report that the same woman had broken into a different home in the 200 block of Leroy Street.
A male homeowner, according to the police statement, said he was asleep upstairs when he heard noises coming from the downstairs. At first, the man reportedly thought the noises were his wife or dog, but then he saw that they were still upstairs.
As he investigated the noise, he went downstairs and saw a woman running from the side door of his home. The man saw the woman run out to the street and get into a gold Chevrolet Malibu parked on the curb. She then drove east toward Woodward Avenue.
Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said that doors to the two homes and vehicle were unlocked. The incidents are under investigation.
“At this point, we haven’t located any physical evidence, partly because we don’t know exactly where she was,” he said. “The victims heard her and confronted her. By the time they got to her, she was either already out of the house or was on her way out, and they just didn’t have an opportunity to see her touching anything or handling any property inside the house.”
The woman was described as black with a medium build; she had shoulder-length hair and wore a red vest-type jacket, tan pants and knee-high boots. The gold Chevrolet Malibu was described as old, had no hubcaps and the left brake light was not functional.
Anyone with information on the home invasions and suspect can contact the Ferndale Police Department at (248) 541-3650.
About the author
Staff Writer Mike Koury covers Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge along with the Berkely Schools and Ferndale Schools districts for the Woodward Talk. He has worked at C & G Newspapers since October 2015 and attended Michigan State University. He has been described as “a wonderful angel” by his mother and “sleepy” by his editor.
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