Police: 3 break-ins target west side businesses
Hours after Detroit police asked for the public's help in locating five men wanted for their alleged roles in 25 recent smash-and-grab burglaries, three similar incidents occurred Wednesday morning on the city's west side.
Police say it appears only one of the three attempted burglaries was successful.
Police responded to a triggered alarm at a business in the 18200 block of West Seven Mile at 4:22 a.m. Officers found broken glass from a door on the east side of the building.
The thieves made off with least 30 phones as well as cash and tablets, police say. No suspect description was immediately available.
Eight minutes later, two men in a blue 2005 GMC Sierra drove a pickup into the front of a building in the 14200 block of Puritan, hitting an ATM machine.
Police don't yet know what was taken, if anything, and no detailed description of the two men was available.
About 45 minutes later, police found the front door of a business in the 12500 block of Grand River pried open, although, again, it was unclear if anything had been taken.