MUSKEGON, Mich. – A grandmother in Muskegon is issuing a cry for help after her home was broken into four times within one week.
“The first time, they only kicked and broke the window, and the second time they came, they pushed the whole thing out,” said Connie Perry.
The 64-year-old says she and her grandchildren were asleep when the thief first struck, getting in through the kitchen window.
“We were all sleeping and my granddaughter was on the couch and she had to get up and get a drink of water when she saw the guy coming in the window and she ran,” said Perry.
Thieves made off with a cell phone and a tablet and something else you might not expect.
“They even took my fan from my window, kitchen window, they took that also,” said Perry. “That was the first time.”
About two days later, the thief was more aggressive and tried to kick in the window.
Perry woke up when she heard the glass shattering.
“I was screaming so bad I think I scared them away and I called the police,” said Perry.
Then, a couple days later, they struck again, terrifying the family.
“They went through my home, and then they went back through, and my daughter`s boyfriend, made it so they couldn`t even open that door. So, they kicked out my window to get out,” said Perry.
“Right here, the whole window`s gone,” said Perry.
They took her rings, her bracelets and her purse.
“All my grandkids medical cards, everything was in there, everything,” said Perry. “We`re fearful for our lives.”
Then, the bold thieves came back a fourth time, just days later.
“Last night, my granddaughter here, was hearing noises,” said Perry.
She said she called neighbors who saw a shadow of a man running away.
They family has boarded up their windows.
They say their sense of security is shattered.
“You can`t see the sunshine or anything now coming in the window,” said Perry.
“My grandmother`s been broken into so many times now, in the past week, I just want her to feel safe in her house again,” said Erica Wiggins, Perry’s granddaughter.
“I don`t know why? You know because I`m not a rich person, I don`t know why they are targeting my house,” said Perry. “It makes me fear very fearful. I lived here 6 years, never had to worry about that ever. I could sit on my porch in the summer time, all the neighbors would walk by and say ‘hi’. I want to be able to live my life and not live in fear every day, I don`t think anybody should have to live like that, ever.”
We tried to contact Muskegon Police for some comment on what they could do to help Perry. We called on both Thursday and Friday and left messages. We did not receive a comment as of Friday evening.