Cops: Car burglar hits police cruiser during getaway

MANCHESTER — Police are looking for a man who they say fled from officers — sideswiping one of their cruisers — after breaking into vehicles early Thursday morning.

In a release, Lt. Ryan Shea said officers were called to Pine Street just before 5 a.m. Thursday for a report of a person burglarizing a motor vehicle.

When the suspect saw police, Shea said he jumped in a red Honda Accord and drove away, “sideswiping a Manchester Police vehicle in the process of fleeing.”

The vehicle’s body is consistent with 2003 to 2007 model Accords, he said.

The vehicle has a rear spoiler, an air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror, and the front license plate “is believed to be a chrome decorative plate with a Honda logo,” Shea said. There may be damage to the front passenger side or black paint transferred in the collision, he said.

“Manchester officers have identified other burglaries to motor vehicles in the area that appear to have been committed by the same suspect. The incident remains an active investigation,” Shea said.

If anyone has any information on the suspect or vehicle used in this incident, contact the Manchester Police Department at 860-645-5500.

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