Friday, February 23, 2018
Public safety

Video: 'Creep-in' burglar caught on home surveillance cameras

St. Petersburg police hope a home surveillance video will help them track down a burglar who crept into a family's home while they slept.

Police said the man used an unlocked sliding glass door to enter the home in the 3800 block of 39th Street S just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Home surveillance video shows the man, whose face is partially wrapped in a scarf, grabbing what looks like a camera from the family's living room. Police said he continued to walk through the home and collect valuables until he reached the bedroom.

One of the residents inside that room pulled a gun on the intruder and he fled, police said.

The man has close-cut hair and a beard and was wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved shirt, light-colored shorts and dark Nike shoes. He has a tattooed number eight on his left calf, and a tattooed number four on his right calf. He is clearly visible in video.

Police ask that anyone with information about the burglar call Detective Ricky Carter at (727) 893-4095 or the police non-emergency number at (727) 893-7780. People can also leave a confidential tip at (727) 892-5000.

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