Car burglar targets upscale San Antonio apartments

Suspect broke into 3 cars at northside complex

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify a suspected car burglar.

The thief was caught on multiple surveillance cameras breaking into cars at a northside apartment complex in the early morning hours of March 20.

BCSO spokesman Paul Berry said it appeared the suspect waited for a resident to enter an underground parking garage and snuck in behind the resident in a white SUV, possibly a Jeep Liberty or Patriot.

The suspect was captured on video breaking the windows of three cars and grabbing loose items from inside the vehicles.

Berry said the victims made the crook's job easy by leaving the personal items out in plain sight and allowing the guy to enter into a secure area.

"It's not secure if you let somebody in behind you," Berry said. "Watch, keep an eye out, make sure only the people who belong there are coming into the secure area. You never want to leave personal items out in plain sight."

The suspect is believed to be a middle-aged white or light skinned Hispanic man with short, dark hair.

If you know who the suspect is, you are asked to call BCSO's Criminal Investigation Division at 210-335-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.

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