Burglars sought in two home invasions


MONROE — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two to three men involved in a pair of home invasions that occurred within about 25 minutes of each other and about three miles apart in Monroe and Frenchtown townships early Thursday.

In both incidents, the burglars kicked in rear doors to get inside, then threatened the occupants with a handgun and a knife, according to the sheriff's office.

About 12:50 a.m., three men broke into a residence in the 600 block of of West 10th Street in Monroe Township. They entered a bedroom, awakened a 58-year-old woman, threatened her, and used an extension cord and a belt to tie her up, sheriff’s deputies said. The assailants then fled with cash from a fireproof box while the victim remained in the bedroom, deputies said.

Then about 1:15 a.m, two or three men broke into a residence in the area of Cedar Creek and Daylily drives in Frenchtown Township, woke up and threatened a 39-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son, and demanded money and a phone, deputies said. The burglars fled with video games and a flat-screen television, which was recovered with the help of a police service dog.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 734-240-7530.