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UPDATE: Cleveland home burglary suspect arrested

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UPDATE: Cleveland police say a man wanted for burglary is in custody Wednesday.

Cleveland police say 23-year-old Austin Plemons was arrested within 48 hours of being identified as a suspect in a home burglary.

Police say Plemons broke into a home on Frontage Road NW over the weekend and took a laptop, cash, and a safe containing personal documents.

Plemons is charged aggravated burglary. 

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PREVIOUS STORY:  A Cleveland home burglary was caught on camera over the weekend. Cleveland Police say they need your help identifying the suspect.

It happened in the 7400 block of Frontage Road NW around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. 

The suspect was seen on surveillance getting out of an unknown car, wearing a blue shirt and orange shorts. 

The man then casually walked up to the front door and rang the doorbell several times.  

When no one answered, he's seen walking around to the back door where a second camera captures the moment he gets inside.

The family dog was kenneled up and sounding the alarm,  but no one was home. 

"Officers did respond there and they did find a yellow pry bar that was by the rear door of the home," said Evie West, Cleveland Police Dept. 

Officials say the intruder got away with a laptop, some cash, a piggy bank and a safe containing personal documents.

Homeowners who didn't want to be identified, tell us they're safety has been violated. 

"I'm really scared," said the homeowner. " Please surrender him or them. There are 2 people, the driver and the man because it's really traumatic for me." 

The young mother says she was at home with her baby the very next day when it appears the same car pulled into her driveway again. Officials say that car backed out quickly, before police could get there. 

"We called the police right away," said the homeowner. " We called 911."

The family is pleading for anyone with information to come forward.. 

"Cleveland is not very big so I'm begging everybody if they know them, put their feet in our shoes," said the homeowner. " They have kids I'm pretty sure and they know, well they did it to them they might do it to us so please turn them in." 

If you know who this man is or have any information that can help investigators call the Cleveland Police Dept. 

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