Hartford, Connecticut police are searching for a man they say is behind roughly 30 car break-ins in 30 days, all in the West End neighborhood.
The suspect was caught on surveillance at 598 Farmington Avenue around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police say he is breaking into mostly unlocked cars, but some windows have been smashed, and he is getting away with valuables.
“It’s scary because if he’s breaking into cars right here, who knows what else he is going to do,” resident Kevin Routhier said.
The owners of the apartment building on Farmington Avenue where it happened put up a sign warning tenants to be on alert. Hartford police are stepping up patrols and asking residents for help.
“We need our residents, if they have their own private security cameras, to turn them to the street and let us access them if they find something,” Deputy Chief Brian Foley said.
Residents say cars have also been hit on Tremont Street and Oxford Street.
The suspect was last seen walking north on Tremont Street towards Cone street while carrying a bag of stolen merchandise.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hartford Police Detective Phil Fuschino at 860-757-4234.