Suspect sought in Detroit home invasion

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
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Detroit police are seeking help from the public to find a suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion on the city’s southwest side this week.

When a 35-year-old woman opened the back door at about 6:30 a.m. Monday on the 4000 block of Bagley so she could take her dog for a walk, a man “grabbed her and forced her back inside of the location and tied her up,” police said in a statement.

The woman was not injured, but the man fled with her rented white 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, laptop, cell phone, jewelry, bank/credit cards and an undisclosed amount of money, authorities said.

An investigation found that the man later visited several locations between the 15000 and 16000 blocks of West McNichols, trying to retrieve cash with the stolen ATM card, police said. The Cruze eventually was recovered.

In a bid to generate tips, investigators have released video and pictures of the suspect, who is described as an African-American in his 20s. He was last seen wearing all-black clothing and garden gloves.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts or has information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (313) 596-5440. Anonymous tips can also be left through the DPD Connect app or by contacting Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.

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