Surveillance images: Suspect wanted in multiple car dealership burglaries

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at CARite -- located near 76th and Calumet. It happened on September 4th.

According to police, the suspect broke a window to the business, entered the business, and stole items from the office. The suspect then fled the scene.

The trend of thefts has some dealerships taking precautions. A sign warns potential thieves that they should probably move on -- nothing to steal here, no cash on site, no keys either. Yet, that did not stop this latest crime from happening.

"We had a gentleman who decided he wanted in through the windows, broke in," said Brandon Nielsen, CARite. "He was not able to get a car. we don't keep the keys or any cash on site while we're here but we do have security cameras that did catch him."

The suspect is described as male, black, between 25-35 years-old, with a thin build, short hair, small beard, a pierced right ear, and a tattoo on his right forearm. He was last seen wearing a white short-sleeved button-down shirt, stone-washed blue jeans, a dark baseball hat with a white logo, black shoes, and black gloves.

The suspect is also believed to be responsible for similar burglaries at car dealerships in Greenfield (on September 3) and Milwaukee (also on September 4).

"Let's see if we can find the guy and stop him from invading other people's privacy," Nielsen said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police District Four at 414-935-7241.