Pontiac man charged with breaking into Auburn Hills business to steal electronics

Joshua Berry accused of breaking into FTE Automotive in Auburn Hills


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – A 40-year-old Pontiac man was charged Friday with breaking into an Auburn Hills business to steal several computers and electronic devices.

Joshua Berry is accused of breaking through an office window to get into FTE Automotive at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Pinnacle Drive.

Police said Berry broke into the building, stole several computers and electronic devices from offices and ran from the area.

Officers and K-9 units tracked Berry to the area of Brown Road, near Lapeer Road. Investigators used evidence at the scene to determine his identity, and he was found at a home in Orion Township. Auburn Hills police and Oakland County sheriff's deputies took him into custody.

All of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the business. Berry is not a former employee and has no affiliation with FTE Automotive, officials said.

Berry is charged with breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

He is being held on $50,000 bail.

A preliminary exam is scheduled for Aug. 9.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-370-9444.