Waterbury police want to have access to the surveillance cameras at the Waterbury train station after a recent rise in car break-ins in the commuter lot.
Time is the one thing Metro-North commuters know can make or break an arrival or departure.
It's also what Waterbury police know can make a difference between catching a criminal and them getting away.
Visitors at the Waterbury train station said allowing police officers to access Metro-North and the Connecticut Department of Transportation's (CTDOT) surveillance cameras on the property could help slow down the recent rise in car break-ins at the station's parking lot.
"The fact that they know they can get away with it is why they keep on doing it," a visitor, Amber Lewis, said.
Waterbury police made a recent arrest in connection with the more than 30 break-ins this year, riders like John Lewis said having access to the surveillance cameras could help them make more.
"I think obviously they can get to it a lot faster it would crack down on the crime as far as them breaking into the cars because they know they're going to get caught," Lewis said.
Waterbury police, Metro-North and CTDOT met Wednesday to discuss the plans, no word yet on when they will gain access to the surveillance cameras.