New surveillance video shows the man who police believe is behind a string of recent car break-ins.
Police in Miami Township are now asking the public to help identify the suspect… and warning car owners to be on alert.
A total of six cars were broken into in the Heritage Glen neighborhood, this weekend – and all of them were left unlocked.
According to Captain John Magill, among the items taken: a laptop, a woman’s handbag, and cash that was left inside.
Video taken by a neighbor’s surveillance system shows the man police believe is responsible.
Police say the man walked up and down streets in the neighborhood, testing car doors – entering the vehicle if it’s unlocked, and taking whatever valuables that were left inside.
Magill says a car was also stolen because the owner had left the doors unlocked and the keys inside.
“People like to feel comfortable in their homes and like they live in a neighborhood where it’s okay if they don’t lock their car or if they don’t lock their house door. I understand that,” Magill said. “But in today’s time, you really should be more cautious than that.”
Magill is reminding car owners to always lock their cars and keep valuables out of sight.
Heritage Glen resident Rolando Delgado says his car wasn’t targeted by the thief – but many of his neighbors were.
“It’s dangerous for us because a lot of old people live here,” Delgado said.
Asked if he’s going to take added steps to stay safe given the news of the break-ins, Delgado affirmed: “Yes. Close the garage door and hurry inside the house,” he said. “We don’t want no problems.”
McGill says they have received some calls from members of the public about who the man may be, but have not made any arrests, just yet.
If you have any information about this incident – you’re asked to contact police.