Wolcott Police Need Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

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    A Wolcott man catches a burglary attempt on his home surveillance cameras. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    Police say a burglary suspect is going on a crime spree across Wolcott and they need help from the public to identify him.

    One of the instances was caught on camera. Surveillance footage shows the burglar walking up to a house on Woodtick Road. He stands by the front door for almost five minutes to make sure no one is home.

    “It's no mistake he was definitely looking for something,” said the homeowner Michael Briglia.

    Briglia gave NBC Connecticut the video in an effort to help track down the person responsible. He says he has a few cameras to protect his wife and baby, but the suspect apparently had no idea the cameras were right above him.

    “I guess you don't have to be that smart to be a criminal,” Briglia explained.

    The stranger then walks around the property, goes to the back window and looks inside. He gets in through a sliding door, but the alarm and motion sensors go off. Surveillance video shows the suspect running through the driveway and down the street, where a getaway car is waiting.

    “I couldn't believe it was that blatant,” Briglia added.

    Wolcott police believe the suspect may be linked to at least two other recent break-ins across town.

    Police said thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from a home, and tools were taken off from a business.

    “Get a job just try to make a living the honest way,” Briglia said.

    He hopes someone will recognize the suspected burglar and come forward with information before he strikes again.

    “You really don't know what would have happened if someone was home,” Briglia added.

    If you have any information, call the Wolcott Police Department.