LANCASTER – Do you recognize the man in these images? If so, then Lancaster Station detectives would like to hear from you.
Detectives believe the thief is responsible for at least 10 home burglaries in Lancaster, this month alone.
All the burglaries have occurred between 12 and 6 a.m., while the victims were asleep inside their homes.
These types of burglaries are considered a “Hot Prowl,” said Lancaster Community Relations deputy Michael Rust.
“In all the burglaries, he was able to get in during the middle of the night and take stuff because the people are leaving their homes and windows unlocked,” Rust said, adding that in one case, the thief crawled through a doggy door.
Rust said the crime is dangerous for victims, as well as the suspect.
“They’re asleep in their homes thinking they’re safe, and they have a burglar walking around their house taking their stuff,” Rust said. “It’s a very dangerous situation, because if they were to wake up, who knows what the guy would do?”
“He needs to be taken off the streets before he either hurts somebody or somebody kills him,” Rust added.
The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is reminding all residents to lock their doors and windows before going to bed, Rust said.
If you recognize the suspect, you are urged to contact the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team at 661-948-8466. If you see this suspect in your neighborhood, call 911 immediately.
View recent surveillance video of the alleged “hot prowl” burglar trying to gain entry into a Lancaster home.