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Farmington Hills police search for home invasion suspects

By: Jonathan Shead | Farmington Press | Published February 26, 2020

 Police released this suspect photo from a recent break-in.

Police released this suspect photo from a recent break-in.

Photo provided by the Farmington Hills Police Department

 Police released a suspect photo from a recent break-in.

Police released a suspect photo from a recent break-in.

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Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred around 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at a house on Pebble Court, in a subdivision near Orchard Lake and 11 Mile roads. 

Police are searching for two suspects — a white man in his 20s, and a black man in his 20s wearing a black shirt with orange writing — who were reportedly seen on the residence’s video surveillance footage, and they are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. 

According to a news release, police were dispatched to the home after the alarm system sounded. When they arrived, they found a door open, but the suspects had already fled the scene. 

Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King said the home was vacant during the reported invasion. He said the suspects forced entry into the home. At press time, no items had been reported stolen. 

“A lot of times homeowners have to verify and go through their house, but nothing was reported as stolen at this time.”

King said having the active alarm system not only allowed police to collect photographic evidence of the suspects, but it generally allows police to respond to a scene more quickly. Both factors may help detectives solve the case more quickly as well. 

“If someone does not have an alarm system on their home or business, and someone does force entry, unless somebody sees it, hears it, witnesses it or calls it in, we don’t have that immediate response,” he said. “With an alarm system … it’s monitored by an outside company who then receives it and can get us to respond and intervene that much quicker.” 

Evidence technicians collected evidence from the scene, and the Police Department has increased patrols in the area. 

While police continue to investigate and patrol the area, King advises residents to utilize exterior lights, set and activate alarm systems if they’re present, and ensure all doors and windows that lead into the home are locked, including garage doors and second floor windows.

Anyone who has information about the incident or who recognizes the suspects involved is asked to call the Police Department command desk at (248) 871-2610. 

Call Staff Writer Jonathan Shead at (586) 498-1093.  

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