Caught on Camera: Police Seek Midway Hollow Burglar

The burglar who hit a home at the corner of Lenel Place and Gaspar Drive in Midway Hollow Jan. 24 probably didn’t realize he was on candid camera.

But the homeowner told People Newspapers that his cameras did indeed catch pictures of the burglar’s face and car – but not the car’s license plate.

He’s hoping someone in the neighborhood also has security cameras that may have captured that plate number, since the burglar made off with a handgun, art, and information for a cryptocurrency account worth several thousands of dollars.

Dallas police are also asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who forced open a locked rear fence gate and then broke a window to gain entry.

“The suspect went through the residence and took a handgun and a small safe which contained property and details for a cryptocurrency account valued at several thousands of dollars,” police said.

The suspect is a Latin male wearing blue Nike athletic pants, blue tennis shoes, black hooded jacket, and carrying a black backpack.

The homeowner said his camera caught the man driving a blue BMW with “gaudy silver rims and limited tint.”

The burglar hit the home between 11:54 a.m. and 12:32 p.m., the homeowner said.

Courtesy Dallas Police

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to please contact Detective George Waller #6736 at (214)670-6053 or email him at [email protected]

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, deputy editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at [email protected].

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