Vandals target vehicles in Royal Oak Township senior housing center


ROYAL OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating a vandalism spree early Friday morning that targeted vehicles at a senior housing center were vandalized in Royal Oak Township.

Fourteen vehicles were damaged in the parking lot of the Royal Oak Towers apartments, which are near Wyoming and 8 Mile roads.


"I feel so violated," said one resident, who wanted to remain anonymous. "I work so hard for everything I own and people just take what isn't theirs."

Police said a resident called around 1 a.m. to report seeing three people going vehicle to vehicle breaking windows and stealing property.


"They stole $25 that I keep in my car for gas, my grandsons tablet, my car was ransacked," one resident said.

"Who would target seniors?" said Gary Offenbacher, executive vice president of Continental Management. "We do everything we can with our security team and surveillance system, but sometimes there's no stopping certain thieves." 

Troopers responding to the scene did make one arrest. The suspect was found in a Dodge Caravan, which police said was stolen out of Dearborn.