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Ithaca Police ‘On The Lookout’ after string of daytime burglaries

Ithaca Police are asking you to be ‘On The Lookout’ after a string of daytime burglaries over the past several weeks.
Ithaca Police ‘On The Lookout’ after string of daytime burglaries (Photo courtesy of Ithaca Police Department)
Ithaca Police ‘On The Lookout’ after string of daytime burglaries (Photo courtesy of Ithaca Police Department)
Ithaca (WSYR-TV) - Ithaca Police are asking you to be ‘On The Lookout’ after a string of daytime burglaries over the past several weeks.

Police say the suspect has entered homes through unlocked doors and windows, as well as forcing entry.

The burglaries have mainly happened when people were not home, but police say some have occurred while owners were in their home.

Police say the suspect is targeting electronics and other small valuable items.

In one burglary, police say the suspect forced entry into a home and stole several items, including an ATM card.

According to police, the suspect tried to use the stolen ATM card at the Tompkins Trust Company ATM in Center Ithaca on Thursday, Dec. 12 at about 10:23 a.m.

Police believe the person caught on surveillance footage at the ATM is the suspect in the other daytime burglaries.

The Ithaca Police Department has implemented a ‘Burglary Suppression Detail’ to help curb the crimes.

The initiative will include officers patrolling neighborhoods on foot in plain clothes, and the use of unmarked police cars in the patrol of the targeted areas.

A PDF from the Ithaca Police Department has been attached to this article containing helpful tips on how to prevent your home from being burglarized.

To report suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Tompkins County 911 Dispatcher center at (607) 272-3245 or by dialing 911.

If you have any information that can help police identify the suspect in the ATM surveillance footage, you are urged to contact Ithaca Police at the following:
  • Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245
  • Police Administration: (607) 272-9973
  • Crime Stoppers Tipline: (607) 697-0333
  • Email
  • Facebook
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All tips will remain confidential.

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