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'Purple burglar,' accomplice hit two St. Pete homes

7:32 PM, Mar 3, 2014   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida -- Police need the public's help identifying a burglary suspect wearing all purple.

St. Pete police say the man dubbed the "purple burglar" and an accomplice burglarized two homes in close proximity to each other on the same day.

PHOTOS: 'Purple burglar,' accomplice hit two St. Pete homes

On Wednesday, Feb. 19 around 7:45 a.m., the two suspects broke into a rear window in the home in the 5500 block of 16th Ave N. and took several items, including a revolver.

On the same day around 12:45 p.m., the two men broke into a rear bedroom window at a home in the 5600 block of 17th Ave N., and stole a few electronic items.

Police say the "purple burglar" could be seen on surveillance video approaching the home next to the second victim and ringing the doorbell. He then left and was caught on camera again breaking into the rear window of the victim's home.

The last clip in the surveillance video is of them leaving the scene in a silver sedan, possibly a 2006-2011 silver, 4-door, Toyota Camry.

If anyone has any information on the identity of this Purple Burglar they are asked please contact the Burglary Unit at 727-893-7254 or the Communications Center at 727-893-7780. They may also Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.

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