EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — East Grand Rapids police say authorities are searching for a suspect in connection to a home invasion Thursday morning.

The East Grand Rapids Police Department told News 8 that it received a report of a home invasion on Cambridge Boulevard SE, south of Lake Drive SE, around 6 a.m. Thursday. The two suspects broke into the house, stealing the homeowner’s purse and a vehicle.

Authorities were able to track the stolen vehicle near Brooktree Lane off Fulton Street E., between Lakeside Drive SE and Maryland Avenue SE. Both suspects ran away from officers. One suspect was taken into custody, but East Grand Rapids police said authorities are still searching for the other suspect.

Surveillance photos released by East Grand Rapids police show a suspect in a July 7, 2022, home invasion.
Surveillance photos released by East Grand Rapids police show a suspect in a July 7, 2022, home invasion.

On Friday, they released a description and photos of the second suspect, saying he is a Black male between the ages of 16 and 19, standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing between 120 and 130 pounds.

Police say he may have been involved in a number of car thefts in East Grand Rapids and in neighboring areas.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call East Grand Rapids police at 616.949.7010 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

Police added Friday that they have stepped up patrols around the city, citing more thefts involving homes and vehicles. They reminded people to lock their homes and cars.