FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police are investigating a trio of vehicle break-ins that targeted construction company trucks.
On March 27 at about 10 a.m., a contractor reported that his truck was broken into at the Home Depot on Corunna Road while he was inside the store. A security camera at the store showed a four-door black Chevrolet pickup truck with tinted windows park next to the victim’s truck, shielding the suspect. When the victim returned to his truck, he found several tools had been stolen.
Two days later on March 29 at 11:46 a.m. at the same Home Depot, a victim returned to his truck to find power tools and construction equipment taken. A second victim reported at 11:55 a.m. that his truck had been broken into while he was inside Hong Kong Buffet at Corunna and Linden roads. He said drills, batteries, a right-angle drill and circular saw were missing.
Surveillance footage from a nearby bank showed the same black Chevy pickup parking next to both trucks. In each of the three cases, the suspect, who could not be seen clearly on the videos, took $500 to $1,000 worth of tools. — J.J.