San Jose police are hoping surveillance video will help them catch a brazen burglar.
Take a look.
The suspected burglar can be seen roaming the backyard of a home on Varden Avenue in the city’s Cambrian neighborhood, near Ida Price Middle School.
At about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, the high-definition surveillance video captured a man throwing a rock through what appears to be a sliding glass door and proceeding to enter the home of resident Lily Leiby.
The video shows the unidentified man, wearing a Nike T-shirt, jeans, and fingerless gloves, first attempting to break in using a shovel from the homeowners’ backyard. When that didn’t work, he picked up a rock and went about it the easy way.
Leiby and her husband had left their home about 20 minutes earlier and were alerted by a sounding alarm, but not before the suspect walked away with some jewelry and electronics.
Leiby said this is the second burglary they’ve had at this home in two years.
Unfortunately, police told Leiby her case will most likely be added to a growing pile of similar burglaries in an undermanned police burglary unit. However, given the frequency of thefts, she hopes someone can identify the man and eventually have her belongings returned.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the suspected thief has been seen around the neighborhood. Leiby told police, "He's been in the neighborhood and may have broken in other homes". We want this guy to be caught and if we can get some of our things back, that would be great."