St. Paul burglary suspect left behind 'nice selfie'

Image from home surveillance camera
The St. Paul police released this image captured by a surveillance camera during a home burglary on Aug. 21. Theyrre asking anyone who recognizes the person in the images to contact police.
St. Paul Police Department

St. Paul police are looking for a burglary suspect who broke into a home in the city's North End — and left behind a self-portrait on the home's surveillance camera.

Police were called to a home on the 400 block of Hatch Avenue on Aug. 21 on a report of a burglary. The homeowner reported that she and her boyfriend had gone to sleep that morning, awakened later in the day and found their home had been broken into, department spokesperson Steve Linders said.

Image from home surveillance camera
Image captured by a surveillance camera during a home burglary on Aug. 21.
St. Paul Police Department

"They had a surveillance video set up in their living room and it captured a significant portion of the burglary," Linders said. It showed the suspect entering a ground floor window, walking through the home and rummaging through their possessions.

"Ultimately, the suspect took a cell phone, a PlayStation console and the security camera. He also took several DVDs,"Linders added. "What he didn't get was the surveillance footage, which had been stored, so we have pretty good footage and we have some very good images of the suspect."

It includes a close-up of the burglar's face, looking directly into the camera.

"He saw the camera, he took a nice selfie of himself for us, which we're sharing with the public," Linders said.

He's asking anyone who recognizes the suspect to contact St. Paul police at 651-266-5771.

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