FRANKLIN TWP. – Lenawee County Crime Stoppers is asking the public for help in obtaining information regarding the identity of the suspect responsible for two break-ins at a construction company near Tecumseh since August.
Michigan State Police responded to Briskey Brothers Construction at 8360 N. Adrian Highway on August 23 after a neighbor discovered the office door had been forced open. After police review the surveillance video, it shows a single white male entering the office building and opening the desk drawers in the office. The suspect is then seen trying to break into a safe in the office. The suspect was unable to enter the safe and surveillance video shows the suspect leaving the company after stealing one of the company’s work trucks. The stolen work truck was found hours later after being dumped in the area of East Church and Gulf streets in the town of Adrian.
On October 24, the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Briskey Brothers Construction after an employee discovered his personal vehicle was missing when he returned to the store at the end of his shift. Upon further verification, the employee then discovered that the office door had a broken window and the door was open. When law enforcement checked the office, it was discovered that the safe was missing from the office. Surveillance video shows a single white man struggling to load the safe into the employee’s stolen van, then the suspect leaves in the vehicle with the safe in the bed of the van and the stolen van turns in the direction south on the M-52 towards Adrian.
Hours later, the safe was discovered by newspaper delivery men in an unlocked storage unit in the Treat Highway and US 223 area. A few hours after the safe was retrieved, the pickup up stolen was discovered in a parking lot on James Street near East Beecher Street in Adrian. Surveillance video in this area shows a single person walking north on James Street towards Beecher Street after throwing the stolen van in a parking lot.
The suspect is described as a white male under 6 feet tall with an average build. He wore dark clothes, a balaclava and a mask covering everything except his eyes.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Lenawee County Crime Stoppers by calling 517-266-6161 or 877-276-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/431. You can leave your tip anonymously. Any tip leading to the arrest of the person responsible will earn the appellant a cash reward.
Crime Stoppers is an organization made up of police, media and community members.