Bulloch County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking a suspect caught on camera Tuesday as he burglarized an Ivanhoe area home.
A residential alarm alerted deputies to the break-in at a Ga. 119 home in the Ellabell area, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson. Having been a victim in the past, the home owner installed a surveillance system, which helped investigators arrest an offender in a 2009 burglary, he said.
This time, the offender tried unsuccessfully to destroy the camera that caught his actions on video. Deputies who arrived at the scene around 10:40 a.m. found the home had been forcibly entered, and when the homeowner got there, he determined a burglary had occurred, Anderson said.
The surveillance cameras were a great help in solving the 2009 case, and hopefully citizens will recognize the offender this time as well and call in with information, he said.
The offender is a black male, slender build, with a short hair cut and several tattoos on his left arm. At the time of the burglary he was wearing a white tee shirt and long black shorts. It is possible he was dropped off and picked up by someone in a dark colored car, he said.
“During the burglary, multiple vehicles passed by the residence of (Ga.) 119 and (someone) might have observed the suspect being picked up from the scene,” he said. “Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect may contact Inv. Jared Akins or Inv. Jason Long on the Bulloch County Sheriff’s criminal Investigations Division at (912) 764-8888.”
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.