Break-in suspect sought in Van Buren County

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 18:07:28-05

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who allegedly broke into a Columbia Township home Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 12:20 p.m. at a home in the 12000 block of 56th Street.  Police say the homeowner left for a brief time and returned to discover that the residence had been broken into and several items were missing.  Officials estimate the stolen items to be worth about $2,000.

Witnesses saw someone flee the area of the home and drive off in a tan SUV, according to a release from the sheriff’s department.   The suspect is described by police as an average-sized man between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall.    He was dressed all in black at the time of the incident, officials said in a release.

Anyone with information on this break-in is asked to call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269-657-3101, Crime Stoppers at 800-342-7867 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.