It’s something most of us take for granted: leaving your car safely in a parking lot while you’re at work. But, for some folks in Hartford, that’s become a big problem; a number of car break-ins have been reported from the same parking lot within the past month.
Engineers from a building on Taylor St. frantically tried to close off a nearby parking lot, as the latest car break-in was underway Friday morning. Despite their efforts, the thief still managed to get away.
“There’s been some break-ins at… the parking lot…and I guess it’s been increasing recently,” said Daniel Elyosius.
Hartford police said within the last four weeks, at least six cars have been broken into at the parking lot on Taylor St. Investigators said they’re working to find the person responsible.
Elyosius said he’s among the half-dozen people whose cars were struck.
“I had a backpack with some clothes in it, and they took that and my running shoes,” said Elyosius.
Elyosius said the thief left a mark behind.
“They smashed the passenger window, dented it up, and they actually bled in my car,” added Elyosius.
Elyosius feels he’s in a bind. There’s limited parking where he works, so he has to leave his car in the nearby lot. So, when he was told about a robbery that was underway this morning, he rushed into the parking lot by his job, hoping to get a glimpse of the person responsible.
“I was walking up, trying to be nonchalant to take the picture.”
He managed to snap a few pictures of the alleged thief, as he drove away.
“I just want the guy’s face to be out there, so that maybe someone will recognize him…maybe he’ll stop breaking into cars.”
Elyosius hopes the thief is caught soon, because he and his co-workers want to work peacefully, without worrying about their cars being targeted by thieves.
“It’s…annoying…you have to make sure every single thing is out of your car, and nothing’s visible.”
Meantime, authorities are asking anyone with information about the robberies to call Hartford police at 860-527-6300.