Camera Thief Caught On Camera: "Can't Get Any Dumber Than That”

A camera thief was caught on camera. Now authorities hope someone can help identify him so he can be apprehended.

A suspicious character was seen on surveillance video stealing a camera. “A stupid criminal at work stealing a camera with it being active, can't get any dumber than that,” said Dean Wherley of the Heimes Corporation.

The suspect cased the Heimes Corporation office near 147th and Giles in Sarpy County on a Saturday night when no one was there, but he was still being watched and his face recorded as he stole a security camera. “There’s not an inch of the building that's not on camera."

“Without a camera, if he would have broke in here we'd have no way of knowing who this guy was,” said Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department detective Joe Benak, who isn't sure of a motive, though the excavating and construction company does have plenty of heavy metal. There's barbed wire to protect the expensive equipment inside and all around the property a dozen cameras watching day and night. So stealing one of the cameras didn't make the property vulnerable.

“He looked over the building pretty good, but it’s all secured,” said Wherley. “The only way to get in is with a key.”

Detective Benak doesn't have reports of anything stolen in the area except the security camera, worth several hundred dollars, but to solve the case a picture of the thief is priceless. “Don't come here thinking you're going to steal,” said Wherley. “It’s just not going to happen, we'll get you."

Anyone with information about the theft or suspect is asked to call Sarpy County Crime Stoppers at 402-592-STOP.

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