Camera Catches Home Burglar in the Act - NBC 7 San Diego

Camera Catches Home Burglar in the Act



    A man suspected of burglarizing at least four homes in Rancho Bernardo was caught in the act by a home surveillance camera that captured a short video clip of the man fleeing from a residence.

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers released the clip Wednesday in hopes of tracking down the suspect caught on tape.

    According to investigators, at least four unoccupied houses were burglarized on the same street – in the 17000-block of Bernardo Center Drive – on Feb. 6 beginning around 10 a.m.

    Detectives believe the same unidentified man is responsible for all four burglaries.

    A surveillance camera installed at one of the homes captured the man as he fled from the home, holding some sort of bag carrying stolen items. In the clip, the man – clad in a white sweatshirt, jeans and gloves, with sunglasses propped on his head – looks around for a second while running from the home.

    He leaves the front door wide open after the burglary, as the footage shows.

    Detectives said the burglary suspect appears to be targeting small items such as jewelry. He was possible seen leaving the neighborhood on a sport bike-style motorcycle. A couple of close-up still images of the suspect can be seen here or below.

    Anyone with information on the man’s identity or whereabouts should contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or the San Diego Police Department’s Northeaster Division detectives at (858) 538-8000.

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