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Four home invasion suspects arrested after chase


Bloomfield Township police reported a home invasion in the township during daytime hours on Monday, September 19, involving four suspects who were eventually arrested after a chase involving both township police and officers from neighboring Troy.


The owner of the home was traveling out of the country but was alerted to suspicious persons at the front door and backyard of the home by home surveillance cameras that monitor the residence, and the homeowner alerted township police.


Bloomfield Township police responded to the scene and noted an unoccupied Astro Van with an improper license plate near the home. As officer approached the van, a person was observed running from the home who refused officers' commands, then entered the van and fled the scene.


After surveying the area, township police noticed the van and began a pursuit but had to abandon their efforts for safety reasons after the van turned onto eastbound Big Beaver Road and at a high rate of speed entered oncoming traffic. Troy police later encountered the van and began pursuit which ended in an industrial park after the vehicle left the road.


Inside of the van were four suspects and a two-year-old child. A search of the vehicle turned up three firearms, one stolen in Colorado, along with items taken from the Bloomfield Township home.


A review of the homeowner's surveillance video showed the suspects casing the home and smashing open the back door of the residence for the invasion.


All four suspects were arraigned at them 48th District Court and are now being held at the Oakland County Jail on cash/surety bonds.


Police have asked media not to identify the general location of the home because the owner had not yet returned.

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