Glass littered the seat of a pickup truck after a "smash-and-grab" incident at the State Street garage. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

A Binghamton man who was observed checking vehicle doors in a downtown parking ramp has been charged.

Authorities say 40-year-old Demetrius Armstrong was arrested on State Street on Wednesday.

Investigators say police were called to the State Street garage after a person was seen going from vehicle to vehicle, apparently looking for unlocked doors.

Armstrong was charged with attempted petit larceny. He was released on an appearance ticket.

A 25-year-old Binghamton man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a series of "smash-and-grab" vehicle break-ins. Detectives believe that man had been involved in several incidents. He was charged with felony grand larceny.

Police say people with information about vehicle break-ins may contact the Detective Bureau at 607.772.7080.

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