Ithaca, N.Y. —Ithaca police are investigating a suspect in a string of 2012 burglaries in their attempt to catch the person responsible for a new round of burglaries this summer.

That’s according to Mayor Svante Myrick, who spoke with WHCU Radio’s Lee Rayburn Thursday morning.

A manager at Angelos Dry Cleaners, which has been burglarized twice.
A manager at Angelos Dry Cleaners, which has been burglarized twice.

The radio station said:

On Thursday, Myrick said police are using that video in their investigation, but also said police are looking into a string of break-ins that occurred in 2012, and a suspect arrested for those incidents.

He told Lee Rayburn on the Morning Newswatch that the person was considered a suspect, but clarified to WHCU later in the morning that police have “persons of interest,” and not a suspect.

 At least 10 businesses, many of them on Ithaca’s west end, have been affected by the current round of break-ins. Police have not identified a suspect.

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We’ve reached out to Ithaca police for confirmation of Myrick’s statement.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.