Police release sketch in Midlothian home break-ins | News
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- A burglar targeting homes in the Village of Midlothian may be connected to break-ins in Salisbury.
Witnesses describe seeing a man who looks like an individual in a composite sketch released by Chesterfield Police Monday.
The burglaries are happening during the day while people are away at work.
One woman who works from home said she saw a guy matching the description.
A man down the street has taken his home security to the next level after his house was targeted.
Jaime Aquino walked us through how a burglar, possibly the man in the sketch, got inside his Danhurst Woods home — a back window blocked from street view.
"He just popped this one just popped open," said Aquino.
Aquino said the crook left with his Playstation and a new camera.
"It was the sad part we're praying really hard he'll return the SD card we lost a lot of pictures," said Aquino.
But what upset his wife the most is her missing jewelry.
"She got some rings from her mother, it was an inheritance so you can't replace that stuff. She was quite heartbroken," said Aquino.
Police are investigating more than a dozen home burglaries in the Village of Midlothian and whether they're connected to similar crimes in nearby Salisbury.
They happened in mid-February with the same M.O.
One of the break-ins happened on Thorngate Road, a neighborhood near Danhurst Woods — with just a quick walk through the tree line.
"I used to leave windows open," said Kristin McCullough.
But not anymore while running errands.
McCullough works from home. She said she saw a strange man the day a burglar targeted her neighbor's house. It could be the same guy police are looking for.
"It was warm that day and he was wearing a sweatshirt," said McCullough.
McCullough keeps her dog Buddy close.
"I think if he saw something odd he would bark," said McCullough.
Aquino installed motion sensor cameras.
"Whenever there are movements inside the house, it takes pictures," said Aquino.
Text message alerts go straight to his smart phone. The hope is it doesn't happen again, but he's ready.
"I'll get them, I'll definitely get them," said Aquino.
Police say there's more than $50,000 in stolen property.
They increased patrols when the break-ins started happening.
If you recognize the man in the sketch, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.
You don't have to leave your name.
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