South Range home invasions investigated

SOUTH RANGE – A pair of recent home invasions at the Range Town Apartments in South Range are under investigation by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. No one was hurt in either incident, but thieves escaped with numerous valuable items and about $3,500 cash.

According to a Sheriff’s Office statement, residents were out of town during both incidents and thieves were able to enter the apartments without force.

During the most recent home invasion in late November, thieves reportedly stole a 60-inch Vizio flat-screen television; a Samsung sound box with subwoofer; silver coins; Superior National Bank blank checks; an RCA surround sound system and numerous Craftsman tools including ratchets and sockets, a cordless drill, a reciprocating saw, an impact driver, two 19.2-volt batteries, a charger, and a large, red, three-tier tool box – most of which had been purchased within the last couple of weeks.

In the late October incident, thieves reportedly escaped with a small blue fireproof safe containing about $3,500 cash, as well as four silver Zippo lighters in a box set and a silver wolf bracelet with a single diamond. They also took blank checks from both Superior National Bank and TCF Bank, titles for a 2002 Kia truck and a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, and a small, black tin box.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information on either incident call them at 906-483-0055, or through 911.