By TOM TIGANI
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK — A woman walked out of a house in the 700 block of Farnham shortly after noon last Sunday with cash, wristwatches and money clips after trying to enter a house in a nearby neighborhood.
A caller said he saw the woman exit the side door of the house and get into a brown 1999 Pontiac minivan with a license plate registered to a Ludington address. The van then drove west on Farnham.
The resident found his side-door window broken, and inside all the kitchen cupboards had been opened. Medication inside a cupboard had been gone through but nothing appeared missing.
About $5 cash was missing from a change jar that had been dumped out in a bedroom, along with a small jewelry box containing the watches and money clips. One of the watches was valued at $400, one at $350, one at $150 and one at $60.
Damage to the door was estimated at $400.
About 11:50 a.m., a woman in the 1300 block of Marion had thwarted the attempted break-in of her house by the same woman. The resident was upstairs with her elderly mother when she heard a knock at her front door. When she went to answer it she saw a woman walking away from the house.
About two minutes later, the resident heard a knock at her rear sliding glass door. When she got there she saw a woman standing there holding a knife and a hammer.
The resident told the woman she was going to call police, and the woman begged her not to. The woman then got into a brown minivan, which headed north toward Montie.