Police have released surveillance video footage of a man suspected of breaking into nearly two dozen vehicles in Morrisville and leading police on a chase early Wednesday.
Officers responded to a call around 2:30 a.m. about “suspicious subjects” near Downing Glen Drive and Town Hall Drive, a Morrisville police spokeswoman said.
When they tried to stop a vehicle, one man fled and was still at large Wednesday afternoon. A second suspect was taken into custody.
About four hours after the chase, at 6:30 a.m., officers began investigating reports of vehicle break-ins in neighborhoods off of Town Hall Drive and Morrisville Parkway.
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Investigators say that in each break-in, the vehicle doors were unlocked. Large amounts of cash and electronic devices were among the items taken.
Leon Travis Hayward, 28, of Durham, faces several charges, including felony flee to elude arrest.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call 919-463-1653.