PALM HARBOR - Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Burglary/Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a car burglary suspect who may be linked to multiple car burglaries in the Palm Harbor area.
According to detectives, there have been multiple car burglaries in Palm Harbor in the area of Tampa Road to Alderman Road and Alternate 19 to Belcher Road. The first incident occurred on Feb. 11 and the most recent incident occurred on the evening of Monday, March 11.
The suspects enter unlocked cars and remove items from inside the vehicles. At times, the vehicles have been stolen when the keys have been left inside. There has not been any reported sign of forced entry to any of the vehicles.
During the most recent incident, the suspect was observed walking towards the victim’s driveway, opening the door of the vehicle and entering the vehicle through the driver’s door. The suspect is observed rummaging through the victim’s belongings inside and then exiting the vehicle and walking away from the driveway.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s wearing a light colored T-shirt and shorts with light colored tennis shoes.
Anyone with information on any of these car burglaries is asked to contact Detective Adam Sarlo the Burglary/Pawn Unit at 727-582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.