Merced police are on the lookout for a man who stole surveillance cameras from Millennium Sports Club -- and they're hoping images of the crook will help solve the case.
The burglaries happened at the sports club at 340 E. Yosemite Ave. during the evening hours of Jan. 29 and Feb. 8.
Surveillance footage shows the man using a tool of some sort to rip down the cameras, which were mounted 10 to 12 feet above the ground.
The burglar at first had his face partially covered, but during his attempts to take the cameras his mask came off, according to Lt. Andre Matthews, police spokesman.
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Matthews said nearly a dozen cameras were taken from the business, causing about $1,300 in damage.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s. Although the images from the camera are grainy, he was wearing black cap with a skull and a beard.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Paul Johnson at (209) 388-7742 or the department's automated tip line at (209) 385-4725. Calls are kept confidential and you can remain anonymous.
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