Local man says his house was broken into twice within 24 hours

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local homeowner spoke exclusively to Action News Jax, saying his home was broken into twice within 24 hours.

The homeowner didn’t want us to show his house due to safety concerns, but spoke to Action News Jax today and was clearly shaken up.

He says he was at work when a motion detection notification went off from his living room. When he opened his phone, someone was taking his T.V.

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Security video provided to Action News Jax shows a burglary suspect inside of a home on North Canal Street.

Once he notices the camera, he tries to take it down.

“It shows the person taking the T.V. off my console,” The homeowner said. “The second camera got the guy taking my camera off the wall.”

The homeowner didn’t want his face shown on camera but said the burglar broke through his bedroom window around 4 p.m. Monday.

“I’m upset. I’m really upset,” he said. “People have the nerve to walk into your home and do what they want.”

After pausing the video to get a closer look, he tells Action News Jax the same person mowed his lawn when he first moved in.

“Holy crap, that’s the same guy,” he said. “That’s the same guy who mowed my lawn. I’m like … this isn’t real.”

Not even 24 hours later, he says his house was broken into a second time.

Action News Jax dug through JSO’s crime mapping tool and found there have been 43 reported burglaries within the last week in the Jacksonville area.

Six of those happened within two miles of North Canal Street.

“I’m very thankful I’m not at that residence both times,” the homeowner said. “I don’t know what would’ve happened, maybe my car would’ve deterred them, but in this day and age, you really don’t know.”

The homeowner filed two police reports and showed the case numbers given to him by JSO. Action News Jax has reached out for both copies.