December 16, 2009 ALMONT — Police believe the two men who forced their way into a W. St. Clair St. home Monday morning, tied up the female occupant and took an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry, may have been targeting the residence.
Police Sgt. Robert Parsell said the incident occurred around 9:30 a.m., about 15 minutes before the 79-year-old victim was able to free herself and call 911.
Parsell said the victim reported that one white male and one black male, both believed to be in their 20s, knocked on the front door before pushing it open when she answered.
"They threatened the victim, bound her and then took the money and jewelry," said Parsell. "They were probably only in there about 10 or 15 minutes."
Parsell noted that the victim was not injured and that she did not notice a weapon. He said the suspects are believed to have fled west on W. St. Clair, driving an older model grey car.
He said all neighboring law enforcement agencies have been notified and are on the lookout for the suspects.
The investigation continues, said Parsell, including the possibility that the suspects may have targeted the home. Further details will be printed as they become available.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Almont Police Dept. at 810-798-8300.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.