Break-ins have been reported in Monroe County, Lenawee County, Fulton County, Washtenaw County, Hillsdale County, Genesee County, Livingston County, Wayne County, and St. Clair County. All of the sheriff's departments are involved in the investigation, as are the Michigan State Police and Erie Township, Mich., police.
Approximately 50 churches have been broken into. In each incident, a window or door was pried open, officials said.
Anyone with information about the break-ins is asked to call any of the involved departments. Officials today released photos of two men who they are describing as persons of interest in the crimes and ask those with information to call.
The Lenawee County Crime Stopper number is 517-266-6161; the Fulton County Crime Stoppers number is 1-800-255-1122.