Police say they nabbed `pillowcase' burglars

September 18, 2009 9:53:53 AM PDT
Police in southwestern Michigan say they have put to bed the case of the "pillowcase" burglaries. Over a period of months, burglars stole cash, money jars and jewelry from more than 25 homes in Ottawa, Muskegon and Newaygo counties. Each time they took a pillowcase off a bed to carry the loot.

Authorities say the thieves sometimes targeted homes of people who were attending funerals.

Police finally cracked the case this week after a state trooper found evidence at an Ottawa County crime scene that put them on the suspects' trail.

The suspects were arrested after a woman in Muskegon County called police upon finding a cigarette butt on her kitchen floor and jewelry and a pillowcase missing.

The suspects are expected to be arraigned Friday.

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