Farmington Hills Police Department and other law enforcement agencies  on Saturday caught a serial burglar not only in the act, but wearing a ski mask and gloves.

The arrest took place in the area of Freedom and Drake roads, north of the M-5 freeway. Police identified the suspect as Eric Dwight Roberson, 37, from Ohio.

Police say Roberson "admitted to breaking in to the homes to steal cash," and is suspected in a number of home invasions in both Oakland and Wayne counties.  

The arrest was made by the SONIC task force, which stands for South Oakland Narcotics Intelligence Consortium, along with the Western Wayne Criminal Response Team, Michigan State Police, and a K-9 team from the West Bloomfield Police Department.

Roberson faces two counts of first-degree home invasion and was given a $50,000 cash bond at his arraignment Saturday. His probable cause conference is scheduled for July 20.


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