More than $2,900 worth of items, including several guns and a Mac laptop, were reported stolen from a home in Howell.
A house on the 1600 block of N. Hughes Road was broken into between 10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Dec. 11, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.
Police say the homeowner’s 18-year-old son was the one who discovered the break-in after returning home from school. According to the report, the son told police that the culprits kicked in the basement doorwall, breaking the glass, to get into the finished basement where his bedroom is located.
The suspects, however, did not go into the upstairs of the home, likely because of the family’s dogs, and police say unfamiliar footprints were found in the snow leading up to the point entry.
The homeowner told police the three guns that were stolen were left unsecured in the basement.
A neighbor told police she noticed a green sedan stop in front of the home between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with two men inside. According to the report, the neighbor saw the two men exit the car and then walk around the back of the home carrying a backpack and duffle bag.