Men arrested for attempted home invasion
Police arrested three men in connection with an attempted home invasion in the 7400 block of Barrie about 1:45 a.m. Sept. 17.
The owner of the target house, an 80-year-old man, said he was awakened by the sound of someone trying to open a window on the house. As he sat in bed, he told police, he heard the suspects attempt to open several other windows, all of which were locked.
When police arrived the man told them he wasn’t able to see the suspects very well, but a neighbor reported seeing two black men and one white man. Shortly thereafter police saw the described suspects walking out of a back yard on Yinger and arrested them.
Police discovered that two previously had run afoul of the law. One, a 19-year-old Royal Oak resident, was on probation for second-degree home invasion. The other, a 19-year-old Detroit resident, had three misdemeanor warrants for his arrest out of Detroit.
Computers, equipment removed from business lot
An unknown number of computers, printers and related equipment were stolen from JIB Recycling, 8747 Brandt, between 3 and 5 p.m. Sept. 12.
An employee called police after discovering seven padlocked trailers containing the equipment had been broken into. The owner of the building told police there had been several larcenies from cars at the business recently.
He also said he was not immediately sure what was taken or the approximate value of the missing goods. Police said the suspects likely entered the lot from the rear of the building.
Steel stolen from GFS
Approximately 250 steel studs – about $750 worth – were stolen from the under-renovation Gordon Food Service, 5720 Telegraph, sometime overnight Sept. 22.
The site was unoccupied from about 7 p.m. Sept. 22 until about 7 a.m. Sept. 23. Nothing of evidentiary value was left at the scene, and an in-store camera captured no footage of the culprit.
Armed robbery leaves victim shaken
A 57 year-old man was robbed of about $15 cash while putting air into a tire at a Shell gas station, 23955 Warren, about 4 a.m. Sept. 25.
The man, who police described as “very upset,” said he was filling the tire when a black man about 5 feet 5 inches tall weighing 170 pounds and wearing an all-black sweatsuit approached him and said, “Give me all your money or I’ll shoot you.”
The man had his hand in the front pocket of his sweatshirt as he issued the demand, leading the victim to comply. The victim handed over his wallet, which the suspect emptied of cash and returned before fleeing in a 1990s dark green Toyota.
Police offered the victim treatment by rescue workers, but the victim declined. An evidence technician also swept the victim’s car for fingerprint’s but results weren’t available at press time.