Doorbell camera shows suspected serial burglar about to break in


A doorbell camera has captured this image that authorities hope will lead to the apprehension of a suspected serial burglar in Hugo, Minnesota.

The young man's picture has been shared more than 4,000 times on Facebook after being posted by Amanda Jara last week, who says the image was taken from her neighbor's doorbell cam.

"Several more homes in our neighborhood have been targeted..these people come into our homes forcefully and go into the rooms where we and our children are sleeping, yes, while we are home.. please help us find this person," she said.

According to the Pioneer Press, Jara's family was targeted by burglars at 3 a.m. on Friday, July 15, when they attempted unsuccessfully to force their way into their home in the Birch Tree Ponds housing development.

Hers was one of several houses targeted that night.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says that three homes were broken into via unlocked doors in the early hours of July 15, with cash and liquor stolen.

Two houses were the subject of attempted break-ins, with the burglar(s) deterred by locked doors.


Since then as well, two more homes in the same area – east of Highway 61 and south of Egg Lake Road – have been broken into via unlocked doors.

Residents are being told to lock their homes, outbuildings and vehicles.

Anyone with information on the identity of the male in the picture should call the Washington County Sheriff's Office on 651-430-7850 or email Sheriff@co.washington.mn.us.

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