Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect Caught On Tape burglarizing a North Side apartment.
The entire burglary was caught on a surveillance camera a Syracuse man set up in his apartment.
Police say the man was the victim of a burglary in the past - but this time - he was able to provide police with excellent images of the suspect.
The suspect was seen on video entering the Linwell Terrace apartment and then heading to the closest, where box after box was removed and examined.
Police say he took a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers.
“He obviously is looking around for anything of any value,” said Sergeant Tom Connellan with the Syracuse Police Department.
But the suspect was obviously unaware a surveillance camera was catching his every move, as he rummaged through a dresser and made off with jewelry and money.
“This is a really good example of a homeowner taking things into his own hands,” said Sgt. Connellan.
Police are eager to catch and question the suspect because they believe he could be responsible for other burglaries on the North Side.
“It's possible this suspect could be responsible for other burglaries in the area,” Sgt. Connellan stated. “We're asking people to take a really good look at this video. We have some great pictures and we're confident that if someone knows him, they're going to recognize him from this video.”
That's the hope of the victim, who had the foresight to hook up a surveillance camera, and the desire to catch a thief.
If you can help Syracuse Police identify the suspected burglar, you are urged to call detectives at (315) 442-5222.
All tips will remain anonymous.