Two residents—one a 75-year-old woman—are likely victims of the same thieves who stole their tires and rims overnight from July 3 to 4.
Both own Ford Edge SUVs, according to reports, and both discovered their vehicles without tires and rims early July 4. Both had also been placed on landscaping blocks.
Grosse Pointe Farms Detective Brian Ford said he is investigating a lead in the case. He explained the thieves are believed to have brought in their own blocks to place the vehicles on as those used could not be found on the victim's properties or any of their neighbors properties.
Additionally, the landscaping of the same properties did not appear to be in disarray or to be disturbed at all, Ford said.
In the first case, the owner had parked in his driveway in the 60 block of Meadow Lane on July 3. He reported hearing a "whirling" sound to police about 11:40 p.m. and believes the sound could have been a wrench being used to loosen the lugnuts, according to his report.
In the other case, a woman also owning a Ford Edge reported her tires and rims stolen early July 4 after leaving her house for a morning walk and finding it on landscaping blocks.
The lugnuts were left behind on the driveway of the home in the 60 block of Moross Road.
The value for each SUV is about $2,000 for a total of $4,000, according to reports.