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Burglar Kicks In Front Door on Kerby Road

Grosse Pointe Farms police are asking anyone who may have information to call 313-885-2627. Callers should ask for Detective John Walko.

Burglar Kicks In Front Door on Kerby Road

police are investigating a burglary in the 400 block of Kerby Road in which a television, jewelry, a watch and golf clubs were stolen Thursday.

The front door of the home was kicked in, which is unusual, Farms Detective John Walko said. Typically on a busy street, burglars are not likely to enter through the front door, especially by kicking it in, Walko said.

Doing so puts the burglar at higher risk for being seen by others, he said.

The 50-year-old homeowner discovered the burglary about 2:15 p.m. Thursday upon arriving home. He found his front door kicked open and went inside to discover several items missing, according to a report.

He then searched the home, but no one was there. Then he called police and waited for them on the front lawn, according to the report.

The television is valued at $300, the watch at $250, two rings at  a combined total of $800 and the golf clubs at about $1,000.

Walko said he has been knocking on doors and trying to reach out of people in the area to see if anyone noticed anything out of the ordinary or people who are unfamiliar to the neighborhood.

He is encouraging anyone with information to call, even if they wish to remain anonymous.

Thus far, he believes the crime was committed early in the morning after the resident may have left for work and when it was light outside, Walko said, although it could have happened any time during the day.

A variety of evidence was gathered from the house, much of which is still being evaluated, Walko said. A vehicle was likely used to haul the stolen goods from the house, Walko said, noting the items were not easily concealable or normal items one might be seen carrying while walking down the street.

Anyone with information should call 313-885-2627 and ask for Detective John Walko.

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