Milford Police Warn of Car Break-Ins at Local Hotels

Milford police have released photos of a car that could be linked to a string of crimes in hotel parking lots.

Surveillance photos show a car spotted prowling the area recently hit by thieves.

Eight people reported car break-ins at the Hampton Inn on Plains Road and the Howard Johnson on the Boston Post Road Thursday.

Investigators said the burglar or burglars shattered windows and were able to get away with electronics, as well as credit cards and clothes. Detectives think those responsible were driving a mid-2000’s Toyota Corolla.

“We’ve experienced hundreds, literally hundreds of residential car break-ins and thefts in the last six months or so,” Officer Mike DeVito explained.

DeVito said police will boost patrols at hotels, like the ones they’re doing now in neighborhoods.

“We’ve been concentrating there heavily. Every night seven nights a week. We will expand that shift and check our commercial areas like we did formerly. We’ll up that as well,” DeVito said.

NBC Connecticut reached out to both hotels for comment but has not yet heard back. If you think you recognize that car in the pictures, contact police at 203-878-6551.

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