• Caught on camera: Attempted burglary in Orange Park


    ORANGE PARK, Fla. - A homeowner's surveillance camera clearly caught a would-be burglar trying to break into two vehicles in the driveway in the 1400 block of Pawnee Street in the early morning hours of July 2.

    According to an incident report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the man rode up to the residence on a bike, appeared to be wearing latex gloves and first tried to gain entry into the homeowner's truck.

    After he found the truck was locked, the suspect then went to another vehicle parked in the driveway and found it was unlocked. He shone a flashlight and looked around in the front seats, but did not find anything to take.

    The would-be burglar is described as a white male with short brown hair wearing a light colored shirt and light-colored shorts. He was riding a BMX-style bicycle with a tri-curved spoke wheel in the front and a regular spoke wheel in the back, the incident report stated.

    CCSO Spokesperson Mary Justino said incidents like this can serve as a reminder to "like it? lock it!"

    "If you like your valuables, lock your car," Justino said.

    Anyone with any information in this case is asked to call CCSO Det. Damon Hysler at (904) 264-6512. 

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