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Video shows suspect in string of Chapel Hill break-ins

Posted December 1, 2009

— Chapel Hill police released surveillance video Tuesday in hopes that someone will recognize a man suspected of a series of business break-ins.

The video shows a white man and a small, white truck near Rams Plaza on Fordham Boulevard on the morning of Nov. 18. Two break-ins were reported in that area around the time the video was recorded, police said.

Since that date, police have also responded to break-ins Timberlyne Shopping Center on Weaver Dairy Road and the Village Plaza on South Elliott Road.

Anyone with information about the break-ins or the identity of the man in the video is asked to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller might be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrest.


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  • liskm Dec 1, 2009

    I'd be changing surveillance companies. This is useless.
    Looks like Paul Revere...maybe? Wrong time frame however!

  • turkeydance Dec 1, 2009

    it's my Brother-In-Law!
    looks just like him.
    or my sister.
    i can't tell.

  • TarHeelPeele Dec 1, 2009

    First off that photo is terrible. How on earth could anybody recognize someone in that photo. You can't even tell for sure it is a white guy. But I see WRAL reported it, which is fine by me. I just find it funny that eyewitnesses who were victims of an attempted robbery and shot at could give a detailed description including height and build but no race...WEll at least WRAL didn't report it.

  • Blueboxinggloves Dec 1, 2009

    IF we did in fact go to the moon. (Insert Twilight Zone music here)

  • tbfromnc Dec 1, 2009

    It's amazing that we can broadcast crystal clear video from the moon but can't get a clear video of a break in suspect... that video is worthless...

  • Snakebite Survivor Dec 1, 2009

    Hmm... It's good that they've made this video available, but frankly, the picture quality is so low that it could be anybody!