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Plymouth Township Residents Report Auto Break-Ins, Holes Drilled Into Car Doors

The following information was provided by the Plymouth Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

A Plymouth Township man's vehicle was broken into by means of a small hole drilled under the driver's side door handle between 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and 12:24 p.m. Nov. 28 on Gregory Lane, according to a Plymouth Township Police report.

The man said he opened the driver’s side door of his blue 2008 Chrysler Town and Country mini van and saw that someone removed his Sirius navigational/radio system, which was built into the vehicle’s dashboard, the report said. The responding officer did not observe any forced entry into the vehicle at the time, according to the report.

The officer was called for a follow-up on Nov. 29 after the man said that he took his vehicle into a repair shop where the mechanic noted a small hole that was drilled under the driver’s side door handle, the report said. The mechanic said they have been seeing many incidents where suspects drill small holes under the door handle to unlock and gain entry to a vehicle, the report said, a method which he said is commonly used on Chrysler vehicles. 

Van Broken into at Pioneer Middle School

A Plymouth Township couple's van was broken into by means of a small hole below the driver's side door handle between 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26 and 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Pioneer Middle School, 46081 West Ann Arbor Road, according to a police report.

The vehicle owner said that his wife parked their black 2012 Chrysler Town and Country 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26 in the lot of Pioneer Middle School where she left the vehicle while on a school camp trip with their child, the report said. The principal said it was okay to leave the vehicle there, according to the report.

The man said that when his wife returned to the school 2 p.m. Nov. 29 she found the touch screen GPS and radio unit had been removed, the report said. Upon further inspection, the responding officer located a small hole that had been punched out just below the driver’s side front door handle, according to the report.

For questions about this crime report, email aysha.jamali@patch.com.

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