Suspect in car theft arrested

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Colchester police arrested a transient man for burglary and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent last Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, a female resident of Ira Allen Court in Colchester reported she witnessed an unknown male inside her vehicle, which was parked in her garage at the time. After leaving her property, the male reportedly attempted to enter other vehicles in the area while leaving the neighborhood.

With assistance from Burlington police, Colchester officers arrived on scene but could not locate the male suspect; however, they did discover a vehicle in the Ira Allen Court area that was stolen from South Burlington, a news release said.

Evidence from the vehicle led police to identify 31-year-old Misbah Karim as the male suspect. He was later located traveling on foot in another neighborhood in close proximity, police said.

Karim was held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center for lack of $10,000 bail.