YouTube enlisted in effort to crack Elkhart burglary

This image from surveillance footage shows a burglar inside the Sprint store on Cassopolis Street in Elkhart.

ELKHART — Investigators are trying a new approach as they disseminate surveillance footage from a burglary at a Sprint store. 

Police were called at 2:53 a.m. Sept. 17 to an alarm at 1416 Cassopolis St., where they found evidence of a forced entry. 

Elkhart Police Department investigators posted surveillance footage from the store on YouTube along with markers highlighting clues about the identity of the thief, such as a hammer, distinctive backpack and shoes, along with information about the case. 

The web address is https://youtu.be/Y-U2Wse3Pic.

Anyone with information about the crime or the person who may be involved can contact Detective Scott Johnson at the Elkhart Police Department, 574-389-4720 or tips@elkhartpolice.org.

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