Series of car break ins at Waterbury court parking garage

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– Over the past few months cars parked inside the Waterbury Superior Court garage have been target for thieves.

Ioannis Kaloidis works next door and said “it’s kind of concerning that the complaints are coming from here, where you’d think there would be more secure parking than what’s on the street.”

Officials say the thieves have stolen electronics and cell phones inside the parking garage, anything they can get their hands on.

Those who work just feet away say the break-ins are surprising because there’s a lot of security on foot.

“There’s usually security- not too far away and they usually patrol the area, I’ve seen the marshals outside all the time,” said Kaloidis.

Some people who park in downtown Waterbury tell News 8 why they avoid parking in a garage.

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“There are more people around and people have a tendency to see things if something is going on in the garage. It is more secluded and there’s not anybody in there monitoring it,” said Amy Davis.

“It’s not safe anywhere around here. I keep my distance in the open area is the best part for me at least,” said Vanessa Colon.

After the recent break-ins officials are stepping up by adding security cameras. The judicial branch is hoping the cameras will deter or detect break-ins.

Still, those who park near Waterbury’s Superior Court aren’t taking any chances.

“I try not to leave anything out in the open,” said Davis.

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