Put the night vision goggles away: Police ask public to stop looking for NH burglary suspects
Written by Brooke Coupal on .
BARNSTEAD — Recent burglaries in Barnstead has prompted vigilantes to look for the suspects, a search Barnstead Police Chief Paul Poirier calls dangerous.
The New Hampshire town has experienced six burglaries over a 12-day span — two on Aug. 2, two on Aug. 12 and two more on Aug. 14.
The police continue to investigate these incidents; meanwhile, officers have come into contact with people looking for the suspects on their own at night.
Poirier said these people often are wearing dark clothing and carrying flashlights. One man that an officer encountered Tuesday night was seen with night vision goggles.
"Although your intentions are good, this activity can be very dangerous for everyone involved and we ask that citizens refrain from doing this," Poirier said.
The police department said they are doing everything that they can to find the suspects responsible for the crimes and will charge them accordingly when they do.
Anyone with information relative to these burglaries or who might be responsible is asked to call the Barnstead Police Department as 603-269-8100.