Melbourne Police Investigate Sunday Night Car Burglaries

By  //  April 22, 2013

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Surveillance Photos Capture Image Of Suspect

One of the investigations from a car burglary Sunday night provided still images of the suspect entering into a vehicle and taking small items.

One of the investigations from a car burglary Sunday night provided still images of the suspect entering into a vehicle and taking small items. (Melbourne PD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Police are investigating a string of car burglaries that took place on Sunday night in the Edgewood Drive vicinity in Melbourne.

Police are trying to identify this suspect  who may have been breaking into cars Sunday night in Melbourne. (Image courtesy of Melbourne Police Department)

Police are trying to identify this suspect who may have been breaking into cars Sunday night in Melbourne. (Image courtesy of Melbourne Police Department)

Melbourne Police Department Lt. Daniel Lynch said officers are trying to determine who broke into at least 10 cars overnight in the Edgewood Drive and South Fairway Drive area.

Lynch said the investigation has revealed that the suspects checked for open car doors and then entered the unlocked vehicles.

Police remind citizens to lock their vehicles after they leave them as “flipping door handles” is the most common method of victimization and it is the most common and the most preventable.

One of the investigations from a car burglary Sunday night provided still images of the suspect entering into a vehicle and taking small items.

Lynch said the Melbourne Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in trying to identify this suspect.

If anyone knows the identity of the person in the surveillance photos, please call CRIMELINE immediately at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). A reward may be offered and callers may remain anonymous.

(Image courtesy of Melbourne Police Department)

(Image courtesy of Melbourne Police Department)


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