A Suspected Serial Break-In Suspect Getting More Daring
CHARLOTTE, NC. — A suspected serial break-in suspect is getting more daring. CMPD says the guy is breaking into homes while people are sleeping inside. In the latest case, he’s accused of exposing himself.
Home security video shows a man walk nonchalantly through the kitchen and living room of a Charlotte home, then disappear to another room. After a few seconds, he creeps out the door with stolen stuff. He’s a suspect in three home break-ins in the Slater Springs neighborhood over the past month.
The latest happened on Lothar Ridge Lane around 2:30 am on Monday. He’s accused of stealing jewelry, a watch, sunglasses and a cell phone.
“He was actually confronted by one of the residents and exposed himself to the residents,” says CMPD Capt. Ryan Kendall, “That does sort of up the stakes when something like that happens.”
Police say the first time the suspect struck was a month ago around 6 am at a house on Buttonbush Court.
According to a police report, he got away with more than $1,000. A seven and five-year-old child were home when it happened.
On August 12th, police say he broke into a house on Lothar Ridge Lane around one in the morning. WCCB talked to the victim.
“He came in through my bathroom window over there, it was open. Everything else was locked down.”
The woman says she was watching TV in her bedroom when she heard the door squeak.
“The next thing you know, he stood up, walked past my tv, walked past my desk with my computer, walked on out the room, picked up my pocket book and walked on out the back door. I’m sitting there hollering and screaming.”
She thinks the suspect is targeting single women.
“You don’t feel comfortable in your own house.”
Police say there’s no indication the suspect is armed.
Police say the suspect is described as a male, around 5’8” to 6’0” in height and average build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, dark blue jeans/pants.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911. The public can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visiting their website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/