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Walker County dealing with series of burglaries

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Source: Kirt Nugent Source: Kirt Nugent
Source: Danny McNutt Source: Danny McNutt

A Walker County detective believes one man is responsible for a rash of break-ins at several homes in Walker County. Tim Thomas with the Walker County Sheriff's Office says investigators have been trying to catch the suspect for about a year now.

"As a matter of fact, I got into a foot pursuit with him last year in relation to another burglary," said Thomas.

Thomas says the man broke into 5 homes in the western part of Walker County last year and says he's back at it again. The suspect is believed to have broken into two homes this month in Nauvoo including a home off Highway 5.

"The method of entry is similar in all of them," Thomas said. "We're just trying to figure out who he is."

Although it has been tough to nab the guy, Thomas says home surveillance video has been helpful.

Another Nauvoo resident, Danny Mcnutt, saw the previous Nauvoo burglary story on Fox6 News on Wednesday night. He contacted Fox6 to say his surveillance system caught a different burglar in the act. It happened back in April at his home on Red Mill Saragossa Road. In the video, a man cuts out the screen of McNutt's front porch, goes inside the screened area and takes whatever he could get his hands on. He is seen loading it all into his red car.

"I felt violated. This guy was there on our property, at our home. We weren't there," McNutt said.

McNutt is warning friends and neighbors about what happened.

"We're telling people we know. We show the video too and say ‘if you see the guy watch out.'"

These are two different suspects in those videos. One is a black man, the other is a white man.

Investigator Thomas is warning people in the Nauvoo area to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

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