It’s a sickening site for commuters where smash and grabs have been reported at the Metro North parking lot in Waterbury.
The city is stepping up patrols after car radios have been ripped out, and glove boxes and the contents inside are being rifled through.
Back windows, driver-side windows or even a small window, it didn’t matter to the thief or thieves who set their sites on cars at the parking lot.
"I saw that broken window and said, man that's no good, I need to get out of here, I can't take this, this is crazy,” Anthony Tolson of Waterbury said.
A handful of cars were targeted last week, and then more were discovered on Monday in the downtown lot.
On Tuesday morning, MTA officers were seen keeping an eye out on the lot.
Mark Bogues, who takes the train from Waterbury to Bridgeport six days a week, said something needs to be done.
"Put security in this lot so people when they do get off the train, they know their car is safe and there is nothing wrong with their car,” Bogues said.
All throughout the lots, signs warn commuters to lock up, take their keys and don’t leave anything in plain site.
While the parking lot is patrolled, and there are cameras, there is no word on whether or not there are any images of the suspect or suspects.
"It’s a shame that whoever is doing this, they're doing things like that, they don't have to do that. People go to work, day in and day out and then they've got to come home and see their car messed up, that's not right,” Bogues said.
Anyone with information should call Waterbury police.
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