LITTLE CHUTE - Investigators say they are looking for whoever is behind a rash of break-ins to homes and bars in the heart of the Fox Valley area.
Police say the incidents started about a month ago.
Surveillance video from Mill Town Still and Grill in Combined Locks shows a man breaking into the bar in the early morning hours last Saturday.
"Comes through the window, goes around, hits the cupboards, then he went around to the kitchen," said manager Travis Vandenberg.
The video shows the suspect was in the bar for less than 10 minutes. Vandenberg says the man stole money from a candy bar fundraiser for a local soccer team. More than $200 in all.
"It's horrible; hopefully we can get him you know?"
Police say several other bars in Combined Locks, Little Chute and Kaukauna have been hit. Someone broke into Plan B in Kaukauna last week Tuesday. Owner Marty DeCoster says less than $400 was taken. DeCoster says from the surveillance video he has seen from other bars, he believes it's the same suspect.
"Yeah, you can just tell the way he walks is the same, the sweatshirt is the same and I just have a gut feeling it's the same guy,” said DeCoster.
And Fox Valley Metro police say they have identified a suspect. Officer Scott Van Schyndel would not say if the man seen in the surveillance video is the only suspect, but he does say there are similarities in the videos being shared on social media by different bars.
"Absolutely there are similarities and that video is crucial to us identifying suspects and people of interest and developing leads on the case,” said Officer Van Schyndel.
Van Schyndel said he could not discuss details of the case because the investigation is still on-going, but he has a message for the community at large.
"Everybody wants to get to the bottom of this, the community has had enough, some other jurisdictions have been having issues as well and we all want to get this to stop."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fox Valley Metro Police Department at (920) 788-7505.
Watch surveillance video from a September break-in at the Hawk's Nest in Little Chute:
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