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RPD seeks information on suspect in break-ins

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A surveillance camera image provided by the Roswell Police Department of a man suspected in several vehicle and business break-ins Monday in Roswell. According to a press release from RPD issued Friday, police are asking the public for information that could lead to the location and identification of the man. (Submitted Photo)

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Police are seeking information that could help identify a man being sought in connection with a series of break-ins Monday evening in Roswell.

A press release issued by the Roswell Police Department states that surveillance cameras at several of the locations are believed to have captured images of the suspect.

The man’s alleged spree of ransacking and illegally entering vehicles and buildings began between 6 and 6:30 p.m. when the suspect allegedly broke into a vehicle in the 200 block of East College Boulevard while trying to “hot-wire” it.

The suspect then proceeded to a 400 block of East College Boulevard building where he caused damage by spraying toilet bowl cleaner, breaking a toilet, shattering a computer screen, and then setting papers piled onto a chair on fire.

The suspect then reportedly broke into a building in the 1300 block of North Garden Avenue. Once inside the building, the individual stole an employee’s jacket that was nearby, the release states. When confronted by a janitor inside the building, the suspect allegedly told the janitor that he had been stuck in the bathroom and was trying to leave the building. He then subsequently asked the janitor for a ride to Denver before the janitor escorted him out of the building.

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From there, the intruder allegedly broke a window of a medical supply van in the 600 block of East College Boulevard.

Police later discovered through footprints in the snow that the man then made a 4-mile trek on foot. The press release states the suspect is believed to have walked through the former Glover Plant property on North Garden Avenue, then across Lovelace Park. He then proceeded south on North Atkinson Avenue, and east in the Hondo River out of town.

The suspect is then believed to have headed south through farmland before making his way back onto East Second Street and back into the city, where the press release states a vehicle is believed to have picked him up.

Individuals with information that could help identify and locate the suspect are urged to contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.