Quincy Police Seek Person of Interest in Rash of Car Break-Ins

Investigators are searching for a motive and any surveillance video that could help with the case

Police in Quincy, Massachusetts, are hoping new photos can help identify a person of interest who may be connected to a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

"Now, at this point, we have no idea if this guy is connected to the most recent breaks. Actually, its kind of a long shot.... but it's worth a try," Quincy police wrote on their Facebook page.

Police said on June 14, about 15 vehicle break-ins were reported at 120 Holmes St. and 2 Hancock St. in North Quincy. In each incident, the suspect smashed a window to gain access.

This past weekend, police said 35 vehicles were broken into in various areas of the city. Each vehicle had their windows smashed and items were stolen.

Lory Zimballati’s 2003 Buick was one of 11 in the Mellen Bray Condo House lot Saturday between 6 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. She said her belongings were rifled through and her neighbors had a few items stolen.

"I’m really shocked. It’s not the kind of car I thought anybody would want or want anything to do with," Zimballati said.

Police said they have a lack of tips despite the rising number of incidents.

"It is unusual as far as the amount and the windows being smashed," said Quincy Police Sgt. Karyn Barkas.

Investigators are hoping someone will recognize the man in the surveillance photo and give them a call.

"We are just putting it out there. Maybe someone will recognize him. It’s a long shot maybe it’s related," Barkas said.

In the meantime, police are warning people to be vigilant and to lock their doors and remove anything valuable.

Anyone with information on the man's identity can contact Quincy police.

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