Today Prosecutor Kym L _ Worthy has charged Rodney Vasean Thomas, 40 (DOB: 12/10/74) of
Redford, in connection with four breaking and entering cases that occurred in June, July and
August 2015. On June 24, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., it is alleged that Thomas broke into a Westland
apanment house located in the 34500 block of Westland and stole a large television from the
community room. On July 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm, he is alleged to broken into in a Westland
apanment in the 7600 block of Nankin and stole a 60-foot flat screen television. On July 30, 2015
at 10:30 a.m., he again is alleged to have broken into a Westland apartment in the 29400 block of
Annapolis where he stole a television located in the community room. On August 8, 2015 at 1:15
a.m, it is alleged that he tried to break into an assisted living center in the 42000 Block of Cherry
Hill in Canton, but was unable to get in the building.
Several of the incidents were captured on video. Investigation by the Westland and Canton Police
Departments, assistance from a local news station and tips lead to the arrest of the defendant.
Thomas has been charged on the three Westland cases with one count each of Breaking and
Entering. He is charged in the Canton case with one charge of Attempted Breaking and Entering.
He is expected to be arraigned in Westland today at 1:30 p.m. in 18th District Court.