Police Search for Burglar, Richard "Locks In"
Richard Elementary School was placed on a lock-in Thursday while Grosse Pointe Farms police searched for a man who broke into a business on the Hill. The man was not found.
A business owner happened upon the man going through her purse and confronted him, spurring him to run. The man ran out of the business and into the bank drive through area Thursday, according to the alert.
Responding officers, who arrived within less than a minute, searched the area but could not find him. It is believed he may have left the Hill in a car, according to the alert.
Police alerted Richard school officials about the search and recent crime and the school was placed on lock-in mode, which means no one is able to access the building and the children are kept inside. Their day is not interrupted but they are not allowed to go outside.
Upon looking at surveillance video, police believe the burglar is the same man who last month broke in to several businesses and stole items, according to the alert.
Farms police are asking for help in identifying the man, who is described as about 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2, white with blue eyes, a medium build and cracked teeth. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Grosse Pointe Farms police at 313-885-2100.