Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored Dodge Journey with tinted rear windows in connection with a string of recent attempted auto thefts.

Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored Dodge Journey with tinted rear windows in connection with a string of recent attempted auto thefts.

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String of attempted auto thefts reported on LTU campus

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published December 5, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Police are looking into a string of back-to-back attempted auto thefts on Lawrence Technological University’s campus.

According to a campus safety alert, the thefts occurred during the evening hours of Nov. 7 on campus, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road.

The first attempt occurred in Parking Lot C, near East Housing, where a 2004 Dodge Stratus was targeted, police said. The other attempt occurred in Parking Lot E, near the Marburger STEM Center building, and involved the attempted theft of a 2001 Ford Ranger.

In their report, campus police said that the Southfield Police Department advised them that several similar incidents were reported around the area of campus the same day.

According to a Southfield Police Department report, two attempted auto thefts occurred near the campus, at the Southfield Town Center.

A man told police that sometime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 7, someone tampered with the door lock on his vehicle, a gray Chrysler Sebring, and the ignition cylinder was removed from the steering column. The vehicle was parked in a parking structure at 15000 Town Center.

In a separate incident, a man told police that sometime between 1 p.m. and 6:44 p.m. Nov. 7, the door lock on his black 2009 Ford Ranger was tampered with and the ignition cylinder was removed from the steering column. The vehicle was parked in a parking structure in the 20000 block of Town Center.

Police identified a dark-colored Dodge Journey with tinted rear windows as possibly involved in the incidents. Police do not have license plate information or suspect information.

Campus police recommend that students and staff never leave their vehicles running unattended, and always lock their doors and park in well-lit areas. Anti-theft implements and GPS recovery systems can also help deter thieves, police said.

Information on the suspect vehicle or sightings of it can be reported to the Campus Safety Department at (248) 204-3945.