BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police say they have caught the man suspected of breaking into several stores early this morning.

According to police, the suspect used a hammer to smash the windows of four businesses on East Main Street. They say the thief can be seen on surveillance video dashing into the closet of a Bridgeport barber shop when he saw officers approaching with flashlights.

Officials say they searched the shop until the suspect was found in the closet with merchandise from the other stores on him.