Home invasion suspect possibly in custody

FLINT TWP. –— Burton Police have apprehended a home invasion suspect who may be connected to four recently reported home invasions of occupied residences in Flint Township.

On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 4:30 am, Burton Police reportedly apprehended a home invasion suspect on Donovan Street in Burton.

As part of its ongoing investigation, Flint Township Police are looking into that arrest to determine if it the same person responsible for a recent rash of home invasions in the township. No further information was available at press time.

“The suspect arrested by the Burton Police Department is a person of interest in our cases, but we do not have any formal charges against him, ” said Detective Sgt. Brad Wangler in a Monday update.

Flint Township Police are investigating four recent reports of home invasions that occurred between Thursday, September 15 and Sunday, September 25. All were between the hours of 3 am and 4:30 am. Two incidents occurred near Van Slyke Rd and Bristol Rd, one near W. Maple Ave and Van Slyke Rd, and one near Hemphill Rd and Fenton Rd. Donovan Street is between Hemphill and Bristol roads, east of I-475.

Three of the township residences were entered through unlocked doors or windows, and one was entered by prying open the front door, according to the police report.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to mid-twenties, 5’10” to 6” tall, with a thin build. The suspect was further described as wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a mask or bandana covering his face.

The Flint Township Police Department urges all residents to continue to be vigilant and ensure that doors and windows are locked. Anyone observing suspicious persons or vehicles is encouraged to call 911 immediately.

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