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Jewelry, Cash Stolen in 3 Novi House Burglaries

The following information was provided by the Novi Police Department.

Three Novi homes were burglarized on Feb. 5, according to Novi police reports.

A man reported his house on Grand River Avenue was burglarized sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. on Feb. 5, according to a report. The man said he had locked his door when he left; he returned to find the door closed but with damage to the locks, the report said. He called the police once he went in the house and found his bedroom ransacked. The man also found that a second bedroom in his home had been gone through, according to the report. He told police two gold rings valued at $1,000 each, gold chains and cuff-links, and $180 in state quarters and other coins were stolen.

The Novi police found footprints in the snow that led from the man's house to the front sidewalk, then east to a nearby business, where they ended, the report said. Police said it appeared that the suspect had his or her car parked there, the report said.

Another man reported his home on Lannys Road was burglarized between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., according to a police report. The man had locked his doors, but returned home to find the main door slightly ajar and the door jam cracked, the report said. He called the police and reported that $40 worth of coins were stolen from the house, the report said.

A woman also reported her home on Taft Road was burglarized sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to a police report. She arrived home after 2 p.m. to find one of her jewelry boxed dumped all over the bed, and jewelry was on the bed and floor. She told police that her gold diamond wedding ring worth $1,400, gold diamond earrings, a jewelry box with $300 in coins, and other miscellaneous jewelry was stolen from the home. She told police that she thought all the doors were locked, but no physical damage was found on any of the doors or windows, the report said.

For questions on the police blotter, email rebecca.jaskot@patch.com.

Cory Sanders February 14, 2013 at 01:42 PM
This is very very alarming. Novi is becoming Detroit as Farmington has.
Ryan Karcher February 14, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Novi is a long way from becoming Detroit.. Farmington though, yeah totally. Novi has certainly changed in the years I've lived here, that's for sure. It's a damn shame we have apartment complexes.. if you can't afford the taxes, you shouldn't live here.
Joe Horenkamp February 15, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Every clear minded able bodied person need to be armed. A short barreled 12 gauge shot gun for home protection, 20 gauge for women. It takes two weeks to obtain you Concealed Pistol License (CPL) in Oakland county after one day of required training/range time. Novi will not become Detroit if the bad guys know we are armed...
James Henderson February 15, 2013 at 01:53 PM
I see your point, Joe, but I don't think owning guns deter burglaries in Novi. Detroiters are well armed, but no change. We should do something about the apartments as Ryan mentioned above. Also we should stop Smart Bus from running close to Haggerty Rd.
James Henderson February 15, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Smart Bus and lots of apartment complexes. That's how Farmington became Detroit.

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