DETROIT (WWJ) – Police are investigating a break in at Congressman Hansen Clarke’s offices in Detroit.

Clarke (D-Mich.) said thieves apparently got in Wednesday night by jimmying a lock– and took thousands of dollars worth of stuff– including laptops, a blackberry, camcorders and a camera.

“I was born and raised in Detroit and I’ve been broken into in my personal residence when I was growing up,” said Clarke. “My concern was for the people who worked in this office. I mean, they were pretty shaken up when they walked in to see that their offices had been gone through and ransacked.”

Clarke’s offices share a Greektown building with other businesses and Fishbones restaurant, but his offices were the only one targeted.

Clarke, a Democrat, said he believes the crime may have been politically motivated as a wallet and checkbook in a ransacked room were left untouched.

Detroit police released images from a surveillance video that show the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-1340 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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