Michigan State Police are investigating the theft of a safe from a Branch County residence.
Troopers from the Coldwater Detachment says the theft happened sometime between October 30 and November 3 at a residence in the 900 block of South Fremont Road in California Township.
Investigators say the suspects distracted the elderly resident by asking to inspect his electric service. It's believed several white male suspects were involved and distracted the resident while other suspects took the safe out of the house.
The safe is a 2 foot by 2 foot older model safe, and is brown.
A white Ford Taurus was seen around the residence during this time frame.
If anyone has information about this theft, they are asked to call the State Police Post in Marshall at 269-558-0500.