Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Police are asking neighbors to be On The Lookout for a caught on tape suspect who they believe may be responsible for several burglaries on Syracuse's East Side.
On Thursday, June 20 around 8:30 a.m. his image was captured on a homeowner’s surveillance system along Scottholm Terrace and shows him removing an electrical box on the southwest corner of the home to try and disable the power and then he removes a window screen.
He doesn't break in though. Police believe he was scared off when a homeowner returned.
The same home was broken into earlier this year in April.
“We had several burglaries where an electrical box has been tampered with probably in an attempt to shut of any alarms that may alert the police. We believe this is not his first time, so this suspect is someone we really want to identify,” explained Syracuse Police Sergeant Tom Connellan.
Police believe the suspect is in his early 20's, and was wearing a navy blue New York Yankees hat, black hooded shirt with a black t-shirt underneath, tan pants, brown work boots and was carrying a purple book bag.
If you have any information that could help catch the suspect, please Syracuse Police at (315) 442-5222.