WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are searching for a man who, they said, was caught on camera trying to break into a South Florida home.

Police said the suspect attempted to gain entry to the residence, located near West Flagler Street and 84th Avenue in West Miami-Dade, last Wednesday. That’s when a watchful neighbor took photos of the man as he allegedly tried jumping over a fence and then tried to unlock it.

According to the neighbor who took the photos, the perpetrator left after the homeowner went outside, scaring him off. "I was watching TV and I saw him on the neighbor’s patio," said the neighbor. "I saw him trying to open the door. I think he saw me through the little gap, and he ran away."

The suspect is wanted for attempted burglary.

If you recognize him, 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.

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