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Car break-in suspect caught on camera in Lee County

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A car break-in suspect was caught on camera by a Lee County homeowner's surveillance cameras. The suspect has a large tattoo on his upper left arm. A car break-in suspect was caught on camera by a Lee County homeowner's surveillance cameras. The suspect has a large tattoo on his upper left arm.
The homeowner is hopeful that deputies will be able to find a fingerprint match on the flashlight the man left behind. The homeowner is hopeful that deputies will be able to find a fingerprint match on the flashlight the man left behind.
Lori Kern, who lives on Lee Road 500 just past The Lakes Subdivision, opened her car door to go to work Thursday morning and noticed someone had broken into her car. Lori Kern, who lives on Lee Road 500 just past The Lakes Subdivision, opened her car door to go to work Thursday morning and noticed someone had broken into her car.
LEE COUNTY, Ala. -

A car break-in suspect was caught on camera by a Lee County homeowner's surveillance cameras.

Several cars were broken into early Thursday morning in the area near Lee Road 500. Cars in the Canterbury, The Lakes and Meadowood were all broken into.

Lori Kern, who lives on Lee Road 500 just past The Lakes Subdivision, opened her car door to go to work Thursday morning and noticed someone had broken into her car.

She was surprised at first because the thief left behind the GPS, two pairs of expensive glasses and a collection of antique coins. The only thing the suspect took was a jar of change and a few cigarettes.

When she got on her computer later in the day, she realized a lot more cars were hit in the area.

“I saw on Facebook on The Neighborhood Watchers that it was all the way down the street,” said Kern. “It’s just a shame you can't trust people.”

She says was concerned at how comfortable the thief was, saying her car is about 5 feet from the door of her house.

“If they're breaking into cars, what else are they going to do?” said Kern

Kern hopes someone will recognize the man in the video. She notes that the man has a tattoo on his upper left arm and he’s seen getting into a white SUV.

She’s also hopeful that sheriff deputies will be able to find a fingerprint match on the flashlight the man left behind.

If you think you recognize the man in the video or you have any information about the car break-ins, you're asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (334) 749-5651.

David Hurst

David Hurst, a graduate of the Univ. of Georgia, is News 3's nightside reporter.
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