Man caught on camera breaking into Edgewater home


EDGEWATER, Fla. - Several police departments in Volusia County think a man caught on home surveillance breaking into a home may have done this before.

The Edgewater police department released surveillance pictures taken right before they say the man broke into a home.

Residents in the community are high-tech. Several of them own video cameras, but either the crooks didn't see them or then didn't care because it didn't stop them from breaking in.

"There's over 12 cameras on these houses so I don't know how he missed those," resident Mark Mallo said.

The cameras didn't miss him. A crook and his driver were caught in the act of breaking into Mallo's neighbor's home.

"The sliding glass doors were broke in. Something like Superman just busted through the house," Mallo said.

It all started around 10:15 a.m when a Nissan, which sources said is likely rented, pulled into Mallo's neighbor's driveway.

"When people are at work is when they want to come in, not right before they get home," Mallo said.

The man can be seen on surveillance footage, undeterred by an ADT sign knocking on the front door several times.

"You either wake someone up or whatever to make sure no one's home," Mallo said.

Mallo's cameras captured the sound of glass breaking.

In less than three minutes, the man used the front door to escape with a pillowcase full of goods.

"I want this guy caught," Mallo said.

New Smyrna Beach police and Port Orange police are interested in the crooks, because they think they may be responsible for break-ins there as well.