Newington police investigate after over 100 vehicles were broken into

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NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating after over 100 cars were broken into in Newington overnight Tuesday.

Newington police say that during the overnight hours, over 100 vehicles were broken into and many had items stolen from them.The majority of the vehicles had windows that were smashed in so the suspects could gain entry.

According to police, all the vehicles were located in either businesses or condominium complexes along Kitts Lane, between the Berlin Turnpike and Griswoldville Avenue.

Shattered windows are just the beginning. Thieves took cell phones, cash, Christmas gifts left on the seats.

“A lot of these vehicle break-ins are related to people leaving gifts in their cars, Christmas gifts or valuables, so please do not leave that in the car right now.”

“It’s not as simple as replacing the glass. Unfortunately, a lot of the doors have been pried open, the glass is tempered and it breaks falls into the door, and a lot of time it gets bound up inside the window motor,” Dan Hovey, Turnpike Motors Autobody.

Anyone with information or with surveillance video that captured the break-ins are urged to contact Newington police at 860-594-6236.

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