More than 100 storage units broken into in North Haven

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NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– North Haven police say sometime Sunday night into early Monday morning, Stowaway Storage on Quinnipiac Avenue was hit by burglars.

“They had a break-in, a lot of my equipment I store here and they’re saying [it’s] not insured,” said one man who didn’t want to be identified. “I have to deal with my insurance company and see what they can do with it.”

A quick online search reveals that many storage facilities actually require insurance with monthly rentals. The burglars cut the locks of more than 100 individual units, taking merchandise worth thousands. Similar burglaries have happened recently in Hamden and West Haven. Special locks that guard against bolt cutters are also suggested to secure a rental.

Eddie Solis lives in New Haven and works in construction. He has rented a unit at Stowaway Storage for more than three years and says they need to install more cameras.

“I tell you, [they] need to put cameras over here,” said Solis. “I spend my money here and it’s supposed to be secure here, but nothing’s secure here.”

North Haven police are still investigating and did not reveal how the thieves got away with all the items. If you have any information that may help lead to an arrest, you’re asked to call North Haven police at (203) 239-5321.

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