Police look for man targeting women in home invasions

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Dearborn — Police are on the lookout in several Wayne County communities for a man they say has a pattern of entering unlocked homes under the cover of darkness with the intent to sexually assault women.

“These home invasions have taken place in the early morning hours, and entry has been made through unlocked ground floor entry points,” Dearborn police said in a released statement.

“These incidents are believed to be related and date back a number of years. The suspect is described as an unknown race male, approximately 6-feet tall with a thin build.”

Dearborn police, along with their counterparts in Inkster, Garden City, Redford Township, Dearborn Heights and Allen Park, are involved in the investigation.

“Our citizens must remain vigilant in securing their homes paying particular attention to first-floor entry access points to include windows, doors and door walls,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement.

“I strongly encourage citizens to immediately report suspicious activity to the police to allow us the opportunity to identify potential suspects.”

Allen Park Police Chief James Wilkewitz declined comment to The News on Friday, preferring to let the information from Dearborn police speak for itself.

On Tuesday, just before 6 a.m., a man entered through the window of a home near the Garden City-Inkster border and sexually assaulted a woman while her husband was asleep in another room.

Police are still working on a sketch of the suspect.

Police in Dearborn and Garden City are encouraging residents to lock their doors and be vigilant about securing their homes.

Dearborn police encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to speak up by calling (313) 943-3030.

jdickson@detroitnews.com