Man posing as satellite TV salesman linked to Tuscola County break-in, gun theft

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VASSAR TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (12/29/2017) - Police say a man posing as a satellite TV salesman could be responsible for a break-in in Vassar Township in which several guns were stolen.

Someone broke into the residence on Waltan Road between 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday and ransacked the interior, according to the Tuscola County Sheriff's Office. The residents reported several long guns and pistols had been stolen.

Police say the lone suspect gained entry by prying open a door.

Two neighbors reported seeing an older model maroon sedan, possibly an early 2000s Ford Taurus, in the area Thursday afternoon. One passed the sedan as it pulled out of the driveway of the house that was broken into around 3 p.m.

The suspect allegedly pulled into another neighbor's driveway and knocked on the front door. That neighbor said the man was "not professional looking" appeared to be posing as a satellite TV salesman and was holding a piece of paper, according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect and neighbor talked about satellite TV products for a while before the suspect left.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s who is clean-shaven with short dark hair. Anyone who has seen him is asked to call 989-673-8161 ext. 4016.

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