Rash of burglaries on same Redford Street in 26 hours

A string of break-ins on one Redford street  in virtually one day.

All of it from a rash of break-ins  that included four  burglaries on Brady Street in 26 hours.

You name it they took it - laptop, jewelry even a copper pipe and other parts from a boiler.

That's what police are investigating and what has neighbors unnerved

"That is scary for anyone to have anyone even attempt to do that," said resident Ashleigh Sellers. "Because it's quiet over here and the police, they ride down this street all the time."

The break-ins happened between 12:30 Saturday afternoon and 2 p.m. Sunday in the 9100, 16600, 16800 and 17300 blocks on Brady.

While some neighbors FOX 2 spoke with call this a quiet part of town, James Erngren paints a different picture of his neighborhood.

"I've been here just over three years now, it's gotten worse," he said. "I've got a Rottweiler and a shotgun. I keep the lights on, I keep it bright at night. I think that helps."

But that conventional wisdom can be easily foiled - one of the burglars unscrewed an exposed bulb on a front porch before breaking into a home.

In one instance the burglar forced his way into a garage and then into a house, another kicked in a door.

Now residents here are vowing to be more vigilant.

"I will watch my surroundings closely now," Sellers said. "I usually leave my car door unlocked, my purse in the car. Everything I'm not supposed to do. I am going to be more aware now."

And neighbors are committing to be more neighborly.

"When I grew up everybody looked out for each other,"  said Shamika Adams Morgan. "Now you can be living on the block for 20 years and not even know anyone other than the person right next to you. We probably need to adopt that mindset again."

Police say the burglaries appear to be similar in nature and could be related. 

No one is in custody and police have not said what the suspect or suspects look like if you have any information please call Redford police at (313) 387-2500.
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