Detroit Police catch robbers during home break in

80-year-old homeowner at church when robbers break into house with brick


DETROIT – Police arrested a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old after they were caught breaking into a Detroit home.

The break in happened Sunday morning on Wisconsin Street.

The 80-year-old homeowner Johnnie Clyde-Colbert was at church when the men used a brick to break out the front window of her home.

Neighbors saw the men and called police, who arrived and caught the robbers as they fled the home.

Nothing was stolen, but the inside of the house was trashed, the window broken and the alarm system was ripped off the wall.

"Well I need to get out of here, that's what I need to do," said Colbert when asked about the declining state of the neighborhood.

Family and friends jumped in to help repair Colbert's window. Her son said he wants his mother to move South to be with family.

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