Crime alerts issued for Sherwood Forest, Greenacres, University District

One look at this tree lined street in Detroit's Sherwood Forest neighborhood and things appear to be picture perfect.

But a neighborhood crime alert warning residents about home invasions have neighbors on edge. 

And that isn't the only upscale area on the lookout, the same warning is in effect for the Greenacres and University District areas.

"I can't believe it really doesn't happen over here," said Eddie Maxie, a Sherwood Forest Resident.

The alert lets residents know that the bad guys may knock on your door to see if anyone is home, before trying to force their way inside. 

"Scared and sad that this is still going on in this neighborhood," said resident Carl Marable.

The crime alert tells residents to be on the lookout for a gray late model Pontiac Grand Prix that was possibly used in connection in home invasions earlier this month in the 18000 block of Wildemere and the 18000 block of Parkside. 

Residents are also made aware of a home invasion attempt in the 19000 block of Shrewsbury.

Police say the suspects in this case are young black men possibly driving a late model silver Dodge Journey.

"We're looking at some persons of interest right now," said Capt. Kenneth Balinski of the Detroit police. "And trying to put the pieces together, put the warrant together and get it to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office."

Residents says it's not just homes, their cars are also being vandalized." 

"They are taking car tires, catalytic converters being cut off on cars around here," said Greenacres resident Stephen Reynolds.

Volunteers for the Greenacres-Woodward patrol say they are constantly on the lookout for suspicious behavior.

"We are looking for anything out of order," said Stephen, one of the volunteers. "Folks that might be walking through the neighborhood that look like they are ready to get into something."

Police say neighborhood crime alerts encourage all residents to be vigilant.
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