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Police release photos of man suspected in Tarpon Springs car burglaries

TARPON SPRINGS — Police are asking for help in identifying a man suspected of burglarizing at least two dozen vehicles in the Oakleaf Village subdivision last week.

The burglaries — on eight streets in the neighborhood — were discovered Friday morning.

Tarpon Springs police got the images, time-stamped at 3:26 a.m., from a surveillance system belonging to a resident in the subdivision.

The photos show what appears to be a white man of undetermined age wearing a hat, hooded sweatshirt, gloves and backpack. The man is holding a crowbar and a flashlight.

In two of the photos, it appears the man is peering into a car window before he tries the door handle to see if the car is unlocked.

In most of the thefts, the man broke windows to get inside. Some were entered through unlocked doors. Victims lost various items, such as GPS devices, stereo equipment and bags, police said.

The thefts happened on Red Oak Drive, Whispering Oak Drive, Burning Tree Road, Vermont Avenue, Silver Oak Drive, Rolling Wood Court, White Oak Court and Timber Lane.

HOW TO HELP

Call in any tips

Police ask anyone with information about the crimes to call the Tarpon Springs Police Department detectives at (727) 938-2840.

Police release photos of man suspected in Tarpon Springs car burglaries 02/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:26pm]
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