Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


September 18, 2012

Sheriff’s Department searching for burglar


The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information that could lead to the arrest of a man caught on camera burglarizing a home on Thursday.

The suspect was caught on camera somewhere between 11 a.m. and noon in the ShadyBrook Community on Lake Palestine, near Bullard.

Police officials said the homeowner left their home just minutes before the suspect walked through his front yard and began trying to break into the side door of the home.

Before touching the door, the suspect removed his T-shirt and wrapped it around his hand to conceal any fingerprints. He made several attempts to break in the side door, but failed, before briefly trying the back door. He eventually returned to the side door and was able to enter the home.

According to the surveillance video, the suspect spent a little over five minutes inside the house and left with over $7,000 in silver coins, two pistols, jewelry and other valuables.

The suspect took the items and is not seen on video for almost 15 minutes. Officials said they believe he took the items to a nearby house or vehicle.

The suspect returned to the house two more times, taking more valuables each time.

In all, the total loss is estimated at approximately $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office at 903-683-2271.


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