MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police have responded to an abundance of thefts from motor vehicles over the past three weeks. A large percentage of the thefts involved vehicles parked in the millyard section of the city.
Reports indicate 34 of the 60 vehicles were locked. Of the 34 locked vehicles, 27 reported a broken window as a means of entrance. The “smash and grab” modus operandi has been used in each of the theft cases indicating the same person or persons may be responsible for the crime spree.
The specific method of entering a vehicle is likely to cause noise and attract attention, which is not the typical method for a thief. Therefore, police detectives suspect someone who resides or works in the area may have heard the sound of breaking glass over the past 21 days, especially between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Anyone who may have witnessed a crime should contact police with a description. Also, police are seeking help identifying the person pictured in the above photograph which was taken Nov. 19.
Detectives are also interested in tips that may provide information on other suspects. If you know who this individual is, please contact the Manchester Police Department Detective Division at 603-668-8711. You may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to the identification and successful prosecution of the party responsible for the thefts. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please call the Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040.