Masked, ax-wielding suspect breaks into military museum

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police are looking for a masked suspect caught on surveillance video using an ax to force their way into a Connecticut military museum and steal several items.

Middletown police in a Facebook post say they responded to a burglar alarm at the Greater Middletown Military Museum on Tuesday night.

Surveillance video posted on Facebook shows a hooded and masked person swinging the ax several times at a rear door lock mechanism to break into the museum.

Officers searched the area for the suspect with the help of a K9 unit but did not find anyone.

Museum officials tell WVIT-TV that the suspect took a replica .45 caliber automatic pistol from a Vietnam War display and did not get anything of value.

Neighbors near the museum have been asked to check their security cameras for any images of the suspect.

The museum opened last year.

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