Viewer video: Forest Park resident catches car break-in suspect on camera

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s something we’ve all asked ourselves: Did I lock my door?

Residents in both Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood and Longmeadow have experienced break-ins in recent weeks. Now, police are urging drivers not to create opportunities for crime, using the slogan ” lock it, remove it, or lose it.”

A viewer sent 22News a video captured on their home security camera (above). It shows a man attempt to get into one car then move on to another unlocked car.

“It almost seemed like he even looked at the camera,” Lisa Covi said. “Even though he was trying the car doors and he went into the car, and even though he knew he was under surveillance he still went in and riffled through the car. To me it seems like there’s no deterrent.”

In Longmeadow, 22News spoke with a woman whose neighbor has been targeted multiple times.

“She’s been broken into she said Sunday night,” Linda Bernardo said. “I didn’t hear the alarm going off. Nothing. The first time that she got broken into they actually put her car up on cinder blocks and took her tires and I heard nothing.”

If you happen to see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, you’re asked to call your local police department.

Related: Longmeadow residents concerned about spike in recent break-ins

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