The Kent County Sheriff Department reported at least four home invasions across northern Kent County between Thursday and Sunday last week.
The first one was on Thursday, December 1. Cash was reported missing from a home in the 5500 block of 21 Mile Road, near Sand Lake. According to Deputy John DeGroot, the door had been left unlocked.
The second one also occurred on December 1, in the 4400 block of 14 Mile in Algoma Township. A television, cash and other articles were taken. This home was also unlocked.
The third one took place on December 3. Scrap metal was taken from inside an unattached garage in the 11900 block of N. Division.
The fourth invasion took place on Sunday, December 4. A couple was sleeping when they heard someone in the house and found an unknown white male in the hallway, who fled when confronted. A slider door on their patio had been left open.
DeGroot said there is nothing to indicate that the home invasions are related. But he did give one word of advice to residents. “Make sure you have your doors locked,” he said.