Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Criminal gang connected to Northville home robberies


Northville Township authorities are warning residents after a recent increase in organized criminal activities targeting high-end homes in the area.

Law enforcement 

agencies have identified a pattern of break-ins attributed to an organized crime group believed to originate from South America. During the past year in Northville Township, police have identified five home invasions that have exhibited striking similarities to this crime group. This group’s method of operation involves parking a vehicle on a nearby side street away from the home before forcing entry into the targeted residence, officials said. criminals

Typically, the perpetrators operate in groups of three to four individuals, demonstrating a coordinated approach to their criminal activities. Once inside the homes the criminals focus on valuable items such as cash, jewelry and other high-end possessions.

“We are deeply concerned about the recent uptick in what appears to be organized crime activities targeting our neighborhoods,” stated Northville Deputy Chief of Police Matthew MacKenzie. “We urge residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities immediately to law enforcement.”

Northville Township Police are intensifying their efforts to apprehend those responsible by increasing patrols and implementing surveillance measures in affected areas. This is to deter further incidents and ensure the safety of residents, officials said.

Residents are reminded to take proactive measures to safeguard their homes, including ensuring that all doors and windows are securely locked, turning on lights when not home, avoiding posting on social media when on vacation, and promptly reporting 

suspicious individuals or activities. Northville Township authorities are collaborating with regional law enforcement agencies to investigate these incidents. Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact the Northville Township Police Department at (248) 349-9400.

“Our residents are the eyes and ears of any community. If you see something, say something. We’re here 24/7; reaching us is as simple as dialing 911 or calling (248) 349-9400,” officials said.