- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire’s largest city say they are working to solve 60 thefts from vehicles in the past three weeks.

Manchester authorities say many of the thefts - 27 of the 60 - involve smash-and-grab style burglaries in which the thief or thieves broke a window to gain access to valuables inside.

Most of the 60 break-ins have occurred in the Mill Yard area.

Police are asking the public’s help in providing a description of the brazen criminal, believing that bystanders may have heard the sound of breaking glass. Many of the smash-and-grabs are happening between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., they say.

They say the criminal likely peers into the locked cars and breaks into only those with valuables left in plain sight.

Police say even vehicle owners who lock their cars should conceal any electronics and other valuables.

Police ask anyone with information to call the detective bureau at 603-668-8711. Authorities say tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to the identification and successful prosecution of the person responsible for the thefts.

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