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Caught on Cam: Burglar Jumps Out of Window



    A burglar believed to be behind five break-ins was caught on camera jumping out of the window of an Upper Darby home. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014)

    Police are on the hunt for a burglar who was caught on camera jumping out of an Upper Darby home.

    “This video is a homerun,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. “We caught him right in the act, coming out of the window and almost jumping in midair.”

    Police say the unidentified man climbed into the open window of a home on Copley Road on Monday. Once inside, he stole a laptop and checkbooks before jumping out of the window.

    Surveillance video shows the burglar landing in an alley outside the home and gathering himself before fleeing the scene.

    Kook Bang, the homeowner and leader of a local Korean church, believes the burglar heard him walk into the house right before he jumped out.

    “I called 911,” Bang said.

    Investigators believe the suspect was responsible for four other break-ins in the area. Now that his face is on camera, Chitwood believes it’s only a matter of time before he’s caught.

    “The world of technology has really, really enhanced the police department’s ability to investigate crime,” Chitwood said. “This is the perfect example.”

    Chitwood urges all Upper Darby residents to lock up and keep their possessions safe.

    “Whether it’s your car or your home, you have to make sure that you’re secure,” he said. “These bums are gonna steal, rob and pillage, period.”

    If you have any information on the suspect’s identity, please call Upper Darby Police at (610) 352-7050.