Man who used Google Maps to break into cars arrested again - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man who used Google Maps to break into cars arrested again

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Andrew Dupree was already in jail on previous burglary charges. Andrew Dupree was already in jail on previous burglary charges.
Police said Dupree used Google to target neighborhoods like this one in Glastonbury. Police said Dupree used Google to target neighborhoods like this one in Glastonbury.
SUFFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

A man already accused of using Google to burglarize cars in several towns has been charged in a new series of burglaries in Suffield.

Andrew Dupree, 20, from Springfield, MA was arrested Thursday for his role in the burglary of a vehicle on Windbrook Drive in June, according to Suffield police. Two other residents in the neighborhood declined to press charges.

He faced a judge Thursday for third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.

Dupree was first arrested Aug. 19. for charges related to burglaries in Bloomfield, South Windsor, Vernon and Glastonbury.

Bloomfield police said Dupree admitted that he and his friends used Google Maps to scout areas they thought would be rich enough to burglarize unlocked vehicles.

They targeted areas near golf courses and residences with large roofs, then picked a central point to put into their GPS, according to police.

Officers in Suffield reminded drivers to keep their vehicles locked when left unattended and to report any suspicious activity.

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