Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A recent case of a “Spiderman burglar” illustrates that any opening in a house can be exploited by criminals.
Thieves will go to great lengths to steal people’s valuables – even climbing multiple stories to access open windows.
And Syracuse Police are hoping you can help them find one burglary suspect who isn’t shy when it comes to heights.
Just before noon on Saturday, May 4, the burglar was caught on surveillance footage trying to break in to a residence on the 800 block of North Salina Street.
The footage suggests the thief takes his time before finding an open window. After a few minutes of hanging from a ledge and then a few minutes inside the residence, the thief emerges with a bag full of valuables.
“This is outrageous. The fact that this guy had enough nerve to do this in the middle of the day and get into that person's home to steal property, so we really want to know who this guy is,” said Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan.
Syracuse Police say the suspect is a light-skinned black male, between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall, weighing around 165 pounds, with short or balding hair.
Police suspect he’s from the North Side.
“He felt comfortable enough to climb up that pole, to get in…so he's probably from the area,” Connellan said. “He's probably walking in those clothes a lot, the shorts and the t-shirts.”
Detectives are confident that the surveillance video will help produce tips that could lead to the suspect’s capture.
Anyone with information that could help police should call (315) 442-5222.