Surveillance video captures home burglary suspect in the act

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A brazen home burglary in Puunui was caught on security cameras.

The homeowner provided KHON2 with the surveillance video, hoping someone recognizes the man seen entering and leaving the home with several items.

The homeowner installed a security camera system about six months ago after a rash of burglaries in the area.

Gina Ornellas was stunned by what surveillance cameras captured Wednesday morning.

“In the video, you see him he comes around from here and he goes upstairs and tries to open up that door and it’s locked. And then he comes here and he’s watching the neighbor who is just there,” Ornellas said.

The unidentified man targets a downstairs window as his entry point.

“And then he just takes this off and just pulls the jalousies out puts it down here really casually, just keeps checking on the neighbor,” Ornellas said. “You see him climbing in. He takes his slippers off – nice of him. And so he cam in here and stepped onto the toilet seat.”

Ornellas says Honolulu Police detectives lifted fingerprints from the jalousies and a footprint from the toilet seat.

“Everything was here. The TV was here and my laptop and the my iPad was just in the kitchen here,” Ornellas said.

According to timestamp on the video, the man is seen exiting the home with a backpack about 13 minutes later.

“Walked out up to his car up there up, there and pops everything unto his car. He’s not in a rush or anything,” Ornellas said. “He was pretty brazen he was very relaxed.”

He then reverses his white pick-up truck into the carport.

“Just walks back down, casually grabs the TV just walks up, puts it the back of cab and off he goes,” Ornellas said.

But not before he’s caught on eight cameras.

“There’s a camera right there, so you can see him coming up and there’s a camera showing him from behind as well,” Ornellas said. “There’s cameras everywhere all around so you could see him coming and going.”

Ornellas knows all about home burglaries. She was a police officer in Australia for 10 years.

“It was awful and it was bad enough, but then when I saw it on the video it made it so much more real. At first it was like invasion of privacy and then when I saw it on the video I was mad,” Ornellas said.

Ornellas later learned that her neighbor three homes away was also burglarized some time Wednesday.

“He’s very casual the way he walks up the street, like he’s in his own neighborhood, very relaxed,” Ornellas said.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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