An unknown man is wanted by O’Fallon Police in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries Thursday in O’Fallon, and officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for the suspect and take extra precautions to secure vehicles.
“We need the public’s help to identify and locate the suspect who was caught on video surveillance yesterday (Thursday) morning. We just don’t have anything other than his photo from a private local business’ surveillance at this point,” Lieutenant Kerry Andrews said Friday.
According to Andrews, the suspect’s photo was secured after a victim called in to report a vehicle burglary at 8 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of East Fifth Street in O’Fallon.
“We have four reported victims at this time,” Andrews said.
The suspect was attempting to use one of the victim’s credit cards in Missouri.
“The suspect tried to use it across the river in St. Louis, and so our investigators followed up with that to lead us to the good video of the suspect, and then we were able to obtain photos from a more local private business,” Andrews explained. “It’s fairly common to have a burglary and then 15 to 20 minutes later the credit card is being used somewhere.”
Andrews said police are currently working on obtaining additional leads to identify the suspect, but anyone with information is encouraged to contact O’Fallon Police at 618-624-4545.