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MPD searching for car thief

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The Mobile Police Department is searching for a man caught on camera breaking into a car. The surveillance video caught the brazen burglar taking items even with the automatic sensor lights on. 

FOX10 News talked to with the homeowner, Paul Campbell. According to Campbell, the October 28 crime is not the first car break-in. A couple of months ago his family had items taken from them too. 

Since the first crime happened Campbell bought surveillance cameras to catch any suspicious activity on his property. 

"We wanted to increase the utility with the increase of our security system we invested in outside cameras."

Those cameras caught the thief in the middle of the night on Oak Knoll Drive. Surveillance footage shows the burglar walking up to the car and opening the vehicle. Campbell said the suspect is not in a hurry even when the sensor lights turned on. 

"It's very disturbing for someone to come in your property and be so bold," said Campbell.

Since the sensor lights turned on the camera began to record in color. The burglar is seen rummaging through the car and taking items. 

Campbell said, "He really just gently backs out of the vehicle and gently closes the door and turns around and left he really showed no fear that he might be observed." 

According to Campbell, the car was locked and the suspect took six dollars and an iPod. He said purchasing the cameras will make it easier for the police to catch the thief. 

"Being able to capture these images stored in our home security system means they can be more effective at their job." 

If you have any information you can contact the Mobile Police Department. 

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