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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Local thief clearly seen in home burglary

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A still frame from Rob Bettis YouTube video shows the thief headed out the kitchen door with a large flat screen television. A still frame from Rob Bettis YouTube video shows the thief headed out the kitchen door with a large flat screen television.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Rob Bettis, a local online marketer, showed that being a geek can be helpful.

Bettis' Chattanooga home was broken into mid-afternoon Monday, and personal property was removed by a man wearing a hat, white shirt and jean shorts.

But unbeknownst to the bad guy, Bettis has installed multiple surveillance cameras, which recorded both the entry and the theft, giving police and potential witnesses a great view and means to identify the suspect.

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Bettis posted the video to YouTube, hoping to enlarge the audience that may be able to help. The cameras were installed right after the Bettis family moved into the home, about six months ago.

A large, flat screen television, some jewelry and other electronics were taken on the burglar's first trip, but then he returned and took several bottle of liquor on his second run.

Chattanooga Police are investigating the case, having fingerprinted the house and taken a copy of the video to review.

Currently, no arrests have been made in the case.

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