Early morning home invasion reported near University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus

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ANN ARBOR – At approximately 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a residence was broken into on the 1400 block of Hill St. just off University of Michigan’s central campus.

Upon hearing noise coming from his bedroom, an individual went to inspect the commotion when he saw a male holding his property, according to a crime alert issued by U-M’s Division of Public Safety and Security. Once he confronted the man, the suspect dropped the property and fled out the bedroom window.

It was later revealed than he gained entry by removing a window air conditioner that was located near a third-floor fire escape.

The suspect is described as a Black male around 30 years of age. His hair was described as shaggy and short, he was about 5′ 9′' and was of muscular but thin build. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt with dark pants. The victim said the subject appeared to be “unkempt.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the DPSS at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Department Tip Line at 734-794-6939 or at tips@a2gov.org.

DPSS reminds residents to:

  • Keep all exterior doors and windows locked.
  • Keep exterior lights on at night.
  • Take extra measures to secure window air conditioning units by installing brackets and sliding window locks.
  • If you see something, say something. Report suspicious behavior. Call 911.
  • Confidential Tip Line 1-800-863-1355

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.