Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying several people who committed home invasions on Tuesday.
The first break-in happened at the 3000 block of Chilson Rd. in Genoa Township when an elderly homeowner was awakened from an afternoon nap by an unknown man who had walked into her home uninvited, police said.
The man attempted to pressure the homeowner into paying to have cement work done on her driveway, then blocked her ability to move about the house - refusing her access to a phone - while two other men entered, according to police.
Police said all three men eventually fled after the homeowner refused to give them any money.
Police said the homeowner described the first man as 6-feet tall with dark black hair and around 300 pounds. The second man is described as heavy set and around 5' 4" tall while the third man was skinny and had a moustache.
Police said the were seen driving an older model square-type blue pick-up truck with a white section down the side.
The second break-in happened on the 11000 block of Oak Grove Rd in Cohoctah Township around 5 p.m.
Police said the homeowner was making dinner when he heard his dog alert and saw a man in his front doorway holding a tire iron. Police said the homeowner's dog attacked the man, biting his arm, and the homeowner was able to grab a weapon and chase the man from his home.
The homeowner described the man as between 20-24 years old, very tan, 6'2" tall, around 180 pounds and wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes, a black hoodie pulled over his head and a red bandanna over his face.
Anyone with any information on either of these break-ins should contact Detective Matt Shutes at 517-546-2440.