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Sheriff's Office attempting to identify man in connection with Eldersburg thefts

Security footage shows a man who allegedly broke into cars around Eldersburg.
Security footage shows a man who allegedly broke into cars around Eldersburg. (HANDOUT)

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in identifying a man who is allegedly connected to a series of vehicle thefts in Eldersburg.

The man can be seen on security footage, which was submitted by Eldersburg resident Paul Chen. Still photographs from the footage show a man wearing a light-colored, hooded sweatshirt and a striped backpack. The sweatshirt has words, including "basketball," on it. The man also has a pair of headphones, similar to Beats by Dr. Dre, around his neck.

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Chen said he checked his security footage after a family member noticed that one of his cameras was malfunctioning. When they checked the camera, they discovered the man appeared to have cut the camera and took it, Chen said.

It prompted him to look at the security footage and saw the man around his house, Chen said. The security camera footage is stamped at 3:38 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Security footage shows a man who allegedly broke into cars around Eldersburg.
Security footage shows a man who allegedly broke into cars around Eldersburg. (HANDOUT)

Chen said two of his cars appeared to be searched through, but he did not notice anything missing. He said other people in the area have reported a pair of headphones and an iPad missing.

Items have been stolen from at least one car, and the man allegedly went through several other cars, Cpl. Jon Light, with the Sheriff's Office, said in an email.

The thefts happened around Piney Ridge Parkway, Light said in an email.

"As always, the main recommendations are to lock doors and to keep all valuable secured out of sight. If possible, park in an area with good lighting, and contact law enforcement if you observe anything suspicious," Light said in the email.

Anyone with information on the vehicle break-ins are asked to contact Deputy Andrew Gibbons by calling 410-386-5900 or emailing agibbons@ccg.carr.org.

410-857-7898



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