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Calhoun County burglar caught on camera

Posted at 10:50 PM, Nov 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-06 23:33:46-05

PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Deputies are searching for a burglar suspected in several break-ins in Calhoun County.

At least one home has been targeted twice, prompting the homeowners to set up surveillance cameras.

The most recent break-in happened at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1900 Block of Jessup Road in Pennfield Township.

The suspect seems pretty nonchalant in the video, with a few glances over his shoulder, unaware he’s being filmed.

Dan Willis set up the camera after a July break-in. When he came home Thursday afternoon, he couldn’t believe it had happened again.

He said his wife came home after the first break-in, and he’s grateful it was him this time, but even more grateful they caught the culprit on camera.

“Throw the book at him,” Willis said.

He believes his house was being cased, saying that both he and his neighbor had left just before the break-in.

Willis says he had an appointment later that day to install motion sensors, which would email them if there was any activity in their home, a missed opportunity he believes could have caught the suspect in the act.

Now, he has a message to all homeowners.

“Keep your eyes open, ears, talk to your neighbors, get to know your neighbors better; you know, keep everybody informed of what`s going on,” he said.

Anyone with information on who the suspect is asked to call 911 or the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department at 269-781-0880.