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Burglar creeps into home as woman watches TV

As an Oakland Park woman sat in her living room watching TV, a creepy burglar slowly made his way through her back patio and into her kitchen, where he quietly grabbed the woman's purse and then crept out of the house.

The unnerving incident happened about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 3400 block of Northwest 20th Avenue and was recorded on the woman's home surveillance system.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating.

They said Evelyn Pignataro, the 61-year-old burglary victim, called the Sheriff's Office to report that her purse had been stolen, not realizing right away that a burglar snatched it from her home as she sat just a few feet away, investigators said.

They ask anyone with information about the burglar caught on tape to contact Detective James Ramirez at 954-202-3131 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

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