Police investigating early morning armed home invasion.

January 29, 2018

Police investigating early morning armed home invasion.

#ManisteeCountyCrime.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

MANISTEE — Manistee Police Department is investigating a home invasion case that involved an armed masked man. The incident took place about 12:18 a.m. today, Monday, Jan. 29, in the 400 block of Second Street, according to a press release from the MPD.

“Initial information indicates an unknown male wearing a mask, armed with handgun, forced entry in a residence and demanded cash. The 75-year-old victim was not injured during the incident,” the release stated.

The suspect was wearing dark colored clothing and was described as being “short”, between 5-feet to 5-feet, 3 inches tall.

Police officers are also investigating another home invasion that took place on Jan. 24 in the 440 block of Third Street. During that investigation — with the assistance of the Michigan State Police, Manistee County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, and Manistee County Parole Office — a 35-year-old Manistee resident was arrested on a parole detainer.

“Numerous items that have been stolen from home invasions in Manistee were recovered to include a stolen handgun. Warrants will be sought for home invasion, receiving and concealing stolen property, felon in possession of a handgun and felony firearm will be presented to the Manistee County Prosecutor’s office.”

This morning’s incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation is encouraged to call the Manistee Police Department at 231-723-2533.