Reporting Brad Segall
By Brad Segall
HATBORO, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Hatboro have released a surveillance tape of a man they say may be responsible for a rash of car break-ins earlier this month in the northeast section of the Montgomery County community.
Police say the video taken by a home surveillance camera captures the man trying to get into two cars in a driveway.
Police call the man a “person of interest” in connection with 30 car break-ins on April 16th and 17th.
Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner says most of the cars involved were unlocked.
“The individual or the individuals responsible appeared to have gone through the cars, ransacked them. In many cases, nothing was taken. In some cases, we had amounts of currency and small items taken.”
He says that’s an indication the person is trying to get his hands of some quick cash, possibly to fuel a drug habit.
Gardner describes the man on the video as a tall white male, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey pants, and work boots.
He says they’re doing some things to try to locate the man and urging people to lock their car doors.