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Fremont police seek help in finding burglary suspect caught on tape

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Fremont police are asking for the public’s help in finding a burglary suspect they say was caught on tape trying to remove a video surveillance camera before breaking into a home.

Police say video images of the suspect were captured by a home security camera just before he hit and moved the camera with a piece of wood trim he had picked up in the yard of the home.

Once the camera was pointing away from the suspect, police say he kicked in a side garage door to the home on Amorok Way and walked into garage around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Despite the suspect’s efforts, the camera still recorded images of him before he walked into the garage.

Fremont police said in a release when the suspect opened an unlocked door and entered the main part of the home the sound of an audible alarm going off prompted him to “change his course of action.”

The man left the home, walked towards Fremont’s Paseo Padre Parkway, got into a car and drove away.

The getaway car is described as a 4-door silver or beige vehicle.

Besides the video images, police are describing the suspect as a black male, in his late 20s to early 30s, with heavy set, short black hair, black mustache and a black "chin strap" beard up to his lower lip.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is being asked to contact the investigative unit at Fremont police at (510) 790-6900.

Meanwhile, Fremont police say they've taken several burglary reports during the past week where residents left their windows or doors unlocked.

Police are reminding people to make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked before leaving home.

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