Grosse Pointe Shores police are investigating three burglaries they believe to be related and are asking residents to be on the lookout for anything suspicious.
According to a press release issued Monday, three homes in the Shores have been burglarized in January and police believe the same group of people are responsible. In all three crimes, police believe the burglars have been spotted casing homes in the daytime and returning at night.
The burglars have been looking for homes where there appears to be no one home based on activity in the snow and other indicators, according to a press release by Detective Lt. Scott Rohr.
They have been spotted approaching homes with a shovel and with a child during the daytime and then the same night been dropped off. In one case, a witness reported seeing the driver park in another driveway about a block away but still within view of the home being targeted, according to the release.
The group is stealing items they are able to carry in backpacks, nothing larger, according to police.
Police have provided a partial description of the burglars: two men in their late teens or early 20s carrying backpacks in addition to the driver, for whom there is not a description.
The vehicles involved may include: a smaller SUV, a maroon Trailblazer and a full-sized dark-colored sedan.
More specific information about generally where in the Shores the burglaries happened has not been released nor has any specific information about what specific kind of items have been stolen. Patch is attempting to gather additional information.
Residents are urged to call 911 if they spot anything suspicious.