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Extra police patrols at West Bloomfield schools following Keego Harbor gun store break-in

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. – Extra police patrols will be at several West Bloomfield schools Thursday following a gun store break-in.

Two people targeted Safes and Guns Unlimited on Orchard Lake near Commerce roads early Tuesday morning using a sledgehammer. They took several long guns and ammunition, according to Keego Harbor Police.

If you know who these burglars might be, call 248-682-3030.

The West Bloomfield School District superintendent Dr. Gerald Hill said the burglars “appear to be a pair of pre-teen individuals.”

Dr. Hill sent this letter home to families Wednesday night:

Good Evening West Bloomfield families,

As you may already be aware, the Keego Harbor Police Department recently shared information pertaining to a break-in at a local business in our area. The business in question is Safes and Guns Unlimited located on Orchard Lake Road near Commerce Road. The break-in took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

In the department’s Facebook post from this afternoon, the department shared information related to the break-in along with still images taken from the business’s security camera. In the images, the perpetrators appear to be a pair of pre-teen individuals. In an effort to support the Keego Harbor Police Department’s investigation, we are attaching the security images shared on Facebook below:

Gun store break-in picture
Gun store break-in picture (WDIV)
Gun store break-in
Gun store break-in (WDIV)

If you or your student(s) have any information regarding this break-in, we encourage you to contact Detective Robert Barnes at 248-682-3030 or email him at barnes@khpd.org.

As a precaution and in full cooperation with our local law enforcement agencies, we will have an added police presence at Roosevelt Elementary, Abbott Middle School, Orchard Lake Middle School, and West Bloomfield High School during drop-off and pick-up periods at each building. Patrol cars will also be in the areas around schools in the district throughout the day as a precaution. There will also be an added administrative presence in those buildings from central office staff providing assistance and support to our building teams.

We have absolutely no reason be believe there is any need for students, staff, and families to worry at this time; these added elements of security are simply precautionary measures to ensure the safety and security of everyone in each one of our buildings.

Again, if you or your student(s) have any information regarding this break-in, we encourage you to contact Detective Robert Barnes at 248-682-3030 or email him at barnes@khpd.org.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we take the necessary precautionary steps to ensure another safe and fun-filled day of learning in our buildings. We take the health and safety of everyone in our buildings seriously and we look forward to a swift resolution to this matter within our community.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your building’s administration team. We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your time and have a pleasant evening,

Dr. Gerald Hill WBSD Superintendent


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