Peaking into a doorbell camera may have been the burglar’s downfall.
On Thursday, police released video and a photo of a man who detectives say is behind the theft of more than $250,000 worth of family heirloom jewelry from a Hollywood home.
According to police, the man, who was working with at least one other person, showed up at the home on Southlake Drive and South Seventh Avenue just before 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
A man, wearing a Houston Astros championship baseball cap, peeked into the house — likely not aware of the home’s doorbell ring camera, police said.
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“Once the suspects determined no one was home, they broke in and emptied out the family safe, taking more than $250,000 worth of jewelry,” police said in a news release.
Police said the burglar or burglars were inside the house for about 30 minutes and cleaned out the family safe before leaving in a waiting vehicle. The thieves stole rings, necklaces and other valuable jewelry, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357 (HELP) or 954-967-4411 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 (TIPS).