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Crime Trackers: Surveillance cameras catch thief in the act

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TUCSON - After a midtown resident fell victim to a burglary years ago, he set up surveillance cameras when he moved into his new home. Earlier this week, some of those cameras were ripped off, but the thief was still caught on camera.

Home surveillance cameras can be extremely helpful, especially if the bad guy is caught in the act of stealing.

Tye Salminen and his wife are first time home owners who are about to be parents. To protect his family, Salminen set up four surveillance cameras. Two of those cameras were stole by a thief.

“Oh my gosh, he was right next to the window,” said Salminen. “What if he wanted to take my baby? What if this was six months from now and this is where my crib is?”

What is even more alarming is what came out of the thief’s pocket.

“Takes out that knife,” said Salminen. “That scares me.”

After the man was seen on surveillance cameras, neighbors said they recognized him going to people’s home and ringing their door bells. This is why Salminen said it is important to identify this man and take him off the streets.

“It’s extremely violating,” he said. “It’s not a good feeling. I just want him to stop. I want him to get caught. I want this to end.”

Anyone with information about this case is advised to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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