Neighborhood looking for serial burglar finally caught on camera

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One man is asking for help to catch a thief. There have been numerous break-ins in his North St. Louis County neighborhood. The latest burglary was caught on camera.

It happened in the 1800 block of Glen Owen. A man was walking out to go to work at around 3am Saturday when he saw four beer cans on his generator and the back door to the garage was wide open. According to the home owner, who did not want to be identified, an older man without a shirt walked through the back door of his garage around 12:30am Saturday.

The homeowner was asleep inside with his wife his three girls and his son. You can see the man open the door to the garage from the back yard. He takes about 5-10 minutes to gather some things. You can see on this surveillance video, the burglar, carrying a large plastic bin filled with the homeowners tools.

The homeowner believes the man carried the tub of tools to a neighbors yard. He came back for round two. On the second trip you can see the burglar wheel out a lawnmower and a vacuum cleaner. The homeowner is a mechanic and he thinks close to $2,000 worth of equipment is missing. He’s frustrated because his neighborhood is apparently a hot target and he wants this guy caught.

Since Saturday he boarded up the windows, bolted down the back door to the garage and upgraded his security system. The police department is waiting for DNA tests to come back. Call police if you have any information about this robbery.