Burglar flees Miami Shores home after spotting surveillance camera

MIAMI SHORES, FLA. (WSVN) - A suspected burglar broke into a home in Miami Shores, Friday, and made himself feel right at home before realizing a surveillance camera was recording his every move.

The in-house camera captures audio of the subject, who is heard knocking a few times. Moments later, his shadow is seen though the window blinds as he takes a peek inside.

“It looks like they used some sort of a crowbar to jimmy the rear sliding glass window open,” said the homeowner, who asked not to be identified.

The footage shows the perpetrator walking through the home as he looked at possible valuables to steal.

Moments later, however, he ran into an “uh-oh” moment. “Oh, [expletive],” he is heard saying after he realized he was being recorded.

He then turned the camera away from him and made a run for it.

The victim, who did not want to reveal his address, said the thief was digging for more goods to grab when he realized he was on surveillance. “[He was] opening a drawer and then noticing that the camera is there and the getting spooked and running away,” said the homeowner.

But the burglar still managed to make off with jewels and computers.

Since the bandit’s face is now on TV, though, the homeowner is hoping there’s a chance viewers could be seeing that man’s face again — in the form of a Miami-Dade County Corrections mug shot

“Yeah, I’m glad we have those cameras,” said the victim.

And, he said, because of this incident, he plans to purchase additional cameras.

The homeowner also had some advice for his neighbors in Miami Shores. “Try to reinforce your window and your doors,” he said. “If you don’t have a camera system, consider getting one, and keep some good lines of communication going with your neighbors.”

If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

The homeowner is also offering his own reward.

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