Immigrant crime ring targeting high-end homes as families leave for vacation, Michigan sheriff warns

High-end homes in Oakland County, one of the wealthiest counties in Michigan, are being targeted by burglars who are linked to a South American theft group, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

Reports of break-ins have come as families head for spring break vacations, with burglars showing up in groups of three or four, targeting cash, safes, jewelry, and high-end handbags, per ABC 7 Detroit. In late March, two homes were invaded, according to Bloomfield Township police. 

“People ask what community or what neighborhood,” Bouchard said. “It’s not community- or neighborhood-specific. It is target-homes specific. Very high-end homes with probably high-worth valuables in the home that back up to an obscure golf course, wooded area, pond. Whatever gives them access to come in unobserved.”

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