Bloomfield Township police: Tweet may have prompted home invasion

Police say man's 'leaving town' tweet may have prompted theft at his home

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police in Bloomfield Township say a man thinks he was the target of a home invasion because he tweeted he was going to be out of town for a few days.

While he was away, thieves broke into his home Feb. 17 on Cambridge Way and stole more than $3,000 worth of items, including cash, designer athletic shoes and headphones, according to police.

Police didn't detail how the thieves may have tracked down the man's address through his tweet, or if they knew him.

Moreover, police believe the theft is related to another home invasion on March 7 in the 100 block of East Hickory Grove. Thieves broke in and stole designer athletic shoes and cash from that home, too, according to police.

2 teens, 18-year-old charged in connection to home invasions

Michael Pickens, 17, Khalil Gracey, 18, and Carrington Simons, 18, who are all residents of neighboring Bloomfield Hills, are charged with two counts of home invasion second degree in connection to the aforementioned crimes.

Pickens received a $500,000 bond while Gracey and Simons both received $25,000 personal bonds. They all are scheduled to appear in court on March 25.

From left: Michael Pickens, Khalil Gracey and Carrington Simons

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