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Police looking for smash and grab suspect in car burglaries

An unknown burglar broke into a woman’s car and stole a Michael Kors purse in the parking lot of Kiddie Academy on the 600 block of Foothill Boulevard. The incident happened at approximately 4:23 p.m., when the victim parked and locked her car. When she returned seven minutes later, her car’s front passenger window was smashed and her purse was missing. The purse was valued at around $400.

Two days later, on January 29, another car was broken into, this time in front of the Claremont McKenna Childrens’ School on the 600 block of Sixth Street. Witnesses observed a white, newer model Acura TL drive up next to a white Toyota Camry at approximately 12:33 p.m. The driver exited the Acura and smashed the front passenger window of the Camry, stealing a wallet and a diaper bag.

Claremont police believe the same man is responsible for both burglaries. He is described as Hispanic, wearing a black hooded Nike sweatshirt with dark jeans and black shoes. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Check out the complete police blotter in Friday’s edition.

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