A hooded female has been recorded on numerous security cameras throughout the Prospect Park neighborhood of Ypsilanti following multiple car break-ins in the area. These break-ins, that resulted in thefts, occurred in the early morning of April 21. The break-ins occurred at around 1:30 a.m.
Information regarding the break-ins was posted on the Ypsilanti-area related Facebook group, “Ypsilanti Area Discussion”.
Ypsilanti Area Discussion acts as a community-focused Facebook discussion group where Ypsilanti residents can talk about current events and topics regarding the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and the surrounding areas.
Many group members stated that their personal items like wallets and credit cards had been stolen from their vehicles during the time frame of the break-ins. Of the multiple victims of these break-ins is Britanny Boyk, an Ypsilanti resident, who stated that she believes the same suspect may have broken into her car in the area surrounding the Prospect Park neighborhood.
In a virtual interview, she told the Echo that her car was broken into earlier this month. The break-in resulted in the theft of her work bag, credit card, and other personal belongings. She told the Echo that her credit card was stolen and used at a gas station near her home. She went on to remark on the crimes, stating that, "It always seems like this happens once a year, and it happens all over in one area.”
Among the victims of similar break-ins is the Opinions Editor at The Eastern Echo, Heather Weigel, whose car was stolen on April 21. In a similar break-in, her vehicle was stolen from her apartment lot on Summit St., on the same early morning of April 21. Weigel noted that her wallet, which contained credit cards was stolen with the vehicle. Following the wallet and vehicle theft the thief conducted multiple transactions at Tom’s Party Store as well as at several gas stations in the Ypsilanti area.
It is not yet known if these two separate incidents have any connection to the Ypsilanti Area Discussion Facebook post at this time. Anyone with further information regarding these, or similar break-ins, cases should call the City of Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.