Berlin police investigating number of car break-ins

Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:08
Written by LISA BACKUS


BERLIN - Police are looking for the thieves who stole from cars in town in this past week.

Break-ins were reported on Ronal Drive and Lower Lane in the early morning hours of June 15. Video surveillance cameras captured images of the thieves who appeared to be wearing white hooded sweatshirts, police said. Police released a driveway surveillance image of one of the suspects.

In a separate break-in on Monday night, a purse was stolen from a car parked in a driveway on Devonshire Way. The victims’s credit cards were then used to purchase items in Manchester and East Windsor including gas. As of Tuesday morning, no other car break-ins had been reported in that neighborhood.

Police are reminding residents to lock their cars, even in their own driveway, and to make sure not to leave keys or key fobs in the car. Police are also asking residents to call if they see anything suspicious.

“Please call us immediately, our midnight officers would love nothing more than to respond and catch these guys so we can return whatever property they stole from you and your neighbors!” police said in a post on their Facebook page.

The department is also asking residents and businesses with video cameras to participate in their C.A.R.S. program which helps police know which neighborhoods and streets are monitored.

Anyone who thinks they can identify the suspect in the photo is asked to call 860-828-7080.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:08. Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:10.