Police looking for man who tampered with 12 cars in Lee's Summit

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 20:03:52-04

Police are hoping you can identify a suspect who tampered with 12 cars in a 12-hour span in Lee's Summit.

The break-ins happened overnight Sunday and in the early morning hours of Monday July 25, 2016.

"We're hoping someone recognizes the clothing, recognizes the individual, even recognizes their gate and mannerisms," said Lee's Summit Police Department officer Beth Glover.

The majority of the vehicles were left unlocked.

"It's really important to stay vigilant. Lee's Summit is a safe community, but it's easy to let our guards down," said Glover.

Some wallets were taken, but credit cards were canceled before any unauthorized purchase attempts. Multiple victims reported stolen change and car chargers.

"They rummaged through [the car] and took the manual and stuff out of the glove box," said Bryce Hatfield, who's mother's Yukon was broken into. "She had left it unlocked because she had gotten in the day before to get her sunglasses out and just forgot to lock it up."

The violation is unsettling for some victims.

"It really just kind of scares me because I came out early that morning. He could have easily attacked me," said Hatfield.




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