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Quincy Police Seek Person of Interest in Rash of Car Break-Ins

Investigators are searching for a motive and any surveillance video that could help with the case

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    Quincy Police Release New Photos Seeking Car Break Suspect

    Police in Quincy, Massachusetts, are hoping new photos can help identify the suspect wanted in connection with a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018)

    Police in Quincy, Massachusetts, are hoping new photos can help identify a person of interest who may be connected to a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

    "Now, at this point, we have no idea if this guy is connected to the most recent breaks. Actually, its kind of a long shot.... but it's worth a try," Quincy police wrote on their Facebook page.

    Police said on June 14, about 15 vehicle break-ins were reported at 120 Holmes St. and 2 Hancock St. in North Quincy. In each incident, the suspect smashed a window to gain access.

    This past weekend, police said 35 vehicles were broken into in various areas of the city. Each vehicle had their windows smashed and items were stolen.

    Quincy Police Investigate Series of Car Break-ins

    [NECN] Quincy Police Investigate Series of Car Break-ins

    Quincy Police are urging the public to be vigilant and hide their valuables after two dozen vehicles were broken into in two days.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018)

    Lory Zimballati’s 2003 Buick was one of 11 in the Mellen Bray Condo House lot Saturday between 6 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. She said her belongings were rifled through and her neighbors had a few items stolen.

    "I’m really shocked. It’s not the kind of car I thought anybody would want or want anything to do with," Zimballati said.

    Police said they have a lack of tips despite the rising number of incidents.

    "It is unusual as far as the amount and the windows being smashed," said Quincy Police Sgt. Karyn Barkas.

    Investigators are hoping someone will recognize the man in the surveillance photo and give them a call.

    "We are just putting it out there. Maybe someone will recognize him. It’s a long shot maybe it’s related," Barkas said.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    In the meantime, police are warning people to be vigilant and to lock their doors and remove anything valuable.

    Anyone with information on the man's identity can contact Quincy police.

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