Car break-in suspect may be linked to UC Irvine thefts

Police released images of a suspect wanted for a car break-in in Irvine. Police say the same man may be tied to thefts on the UC Irvine campus. (Irvine Police Department)

A search is underway for a man who broke into a parked car in Irvine and may be linked to thefts on the UC Irvine campus.

Irvine police said the suspect smashed the front passenger window of a car parked at the Avenue One Apartments on Scholarship around 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Investigators believe the man stole several cables, a flashlight and batteries.

Authorities believe the man may have also been involved in thefts on the campus of University of California, Irvine.

The suspect was described as a possibly Caucasian male between 30 and 40 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes and a large moustache down to his chin.

At the time of the car break-in, police said the suspect was wearing black frame glasses, a red polo shirt with a "UCI" logo on the left chest, and jeans.

The suspect was seen driving a white 2004-2006 model Dodge Stratus with no license plates and damage to the front left bumper.

If you have any information about this suspect, you're urged to contact the Irvine Police Department.
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