A man captured in ATM photos using a stolen ATM card is believed to be the same man who committed a string of daytime burglaries over the past several weeks in Ithaca.
Ithaca police have investigated several burglaries at homes over the past several weeks. In most of the burglaries, no one was home, but police say some may have happened while someone was in the house.
Police say the burglar gained entrance to houses through unlocked windows and doors or through forced entry in some cases. The burglar takes miscellaneous electronics and other small valuable items.
In one of the forced entry burglaries, an ATM card was stolen. On December 12, the suspect tried to use the card around 10:30 a.m. at the Tompkins Trust Company ATM in Center Ithaca. A surveillance camera caught two images of the suspect.
Because of the recent burglaries, Ithaca Police Chief John Barber started a Burglary Suppression Detail comprised of plains clothes police officers on foot and in unmarked cars to patrol neighborhoods.
Anyone with information or anyone who has observed suspicious activity is asked to call 607-272-3245.