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Royal Oak Residents Warned To Lock Doors After Uptick In Burglaries

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Police in Royal Oak are warning residents to lock their house and car doors after a rash of burglaries in the city.

In the past week alone, police say there’s been nearly a dozen reports of burglaries. In nearly every instance, police say the crook targets an unlocked car and pilfers through its contents, taking anything of value.

Below is a list of recent robberies in the city:

  • 4300 block of Samoset, July 5: A man reported someone stole a Toro snow thrower and a Toro lawn mower from his unlocked detached garage.
  • 2500 block of N. Connecticut, July 7: A man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a portable GPS unit.
  • 2800 block of N. Connecticut, July 7: A woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle looking for items to steal. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.
  • 4800 block of Woodland, July 8: A man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his wallet.
  • 4800 block of Woodland, July 8: A man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole an Acer laptop computer and an EVO HD camcorder.
  • 2400 block of N. Wilson, July 8: A man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole loose change, two cell phone chargers and miscellaneous paperwork.
  • 300 block of N. Kenwood, July 10: A man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole two toolboxes containing miscellaneous tools.
  • 32410 Woodward (Hermz), July 10: The business reported someone pried open the rear door of the business and stole an undisclosed amount of currency and miscellaneous dresses.

Anyone with information on any of the above crimes is asked to contact Royal Oak police at 248-246-3500.

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