Police Investigate String of Car Break-Ins at Grand Rapids Senior Living Facilities
Four Grand Rapids retirement communities were targeted in a string of vehicle break-ins over the weekend.
Fox 17 reports that the majority of the break-ins happened during the early morning.
Grand Rapids police believe the same suspects are responsible for the crimes.
Here's a breakdown of the recent break-ins:
- Thursday, January 5: Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids on 32nd Street SE reported break-ins of two vehicles in which windows were smashed. Property was stolen from one car, and the other was rummaged through.
- Friday, January 6: Samaritas reported two more cars had windows smashed and one was robbed.
- Friday, January 6: Spectrum Health Rehab Nursing Center on Kalamazoo Avenue SE told reported to police an unlocked car had been rummaged through with nothing stolen. Also, an employee allegedly saw multiple people breaking into her car, who fled when she hit the panic button.
- Friday, January 6: At Beacon Hill Retirement Community on Boston Street SE, a woman reported several suspects looking into car windows. The suspects fled when they saw her insider her car.
- Saturday, January 7: Samaritas reported two cars were broken into and robbed.
- Saturday, January 7: Raybrook Holland Home on Raybrook Street SE reported a car's windshield was smashed, though nothing was stolen.
Police say other car break-ins may have occurred in the area but were not reported.
Grand Rapids Police Capt. Terry Dixon urges residents to to remove valuables from vehicles, park in a secure location, or to park as close to a building or security camera as possible.
GRPD continues to investigate the vehicle break-ins.
Anyone Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at (616) 456-3380 or tips can be reported anonymously through Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.