UPDATE Feb. 23, 1:20 p.m.:Spotlight News has obtained footage of the attempted break-in from Susan Keefer’s home security system. To see the video, click here.
DELMAR — Residents on NextDoor have shared photos of a hooded figure apparently trying to break into cars during the wee hours of the night.
Susan Keefer, a resident of Country Meadows, a neighborhood off of Bender Lane, shared a grainy, night-vision photo of a slender figure in a bulky, oversized winter coat, a light face mask and long pants. The figure is also wearing a hood.
Keefer’s camera first detected the person on Feb. 14, around 12:30 a.m. Someone returned on Feb. 21, around 2:30 a.m., and tried again. The person in both videos were dressed the same, leading Keefer to believe it could be the same person. Both times, the police were called. Police responded around 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 21, and made about five laps around the neighborhood, shining spotlights up each driveway.
“They weren’t carrying a weapon and it almost looked like they looked directly at our camera the second time they were here,” Keefer said.
Across the Delmar bypass, a call to Bethlehem Police Department on Feb. 22 came in from Montrose Drive, a street in Kenholm Acres, about a suspicious figure allegedly breaking into a truck. Kate Laraway posted on NextDoor that she and her husband saw someone in their driveway at about 3:08 a.m. Laraway’s husband called out to the figure as they closed the truck door and approached Laraway’s car. The apparent burglar sauntered down the driveway, never looking up, turned left and bolted toward The Crossway. Laraway said the person was wearing a black, hooded coat. It is unclear if it is the same person Keefer saw.
“We had about four calls this weekend about attempted break-ins and suspicious people on neighborhood streets,” Bethlehem Police Cmdr. James Rexford said. “This is an ongoing investigation and BPD strongly encourages residents to lock their house and car doors when they are home.”
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