Attempted Gainesville Burglary Caught on Video
Resident records part of the incident on his mobile phone camera.
An attempted home burglary in Gainesville was caught on video by the homeowner, who turned the footage over to police, Prince William County Police said.
It happened on Monday at 2:05 p.m. on the 6900 block of Stanwick Square when the homeowner saw a man he didn't know removing the screen off a rear window.
The homeowner confronted the suspect, who ran away without entering the home, but not before the homeowner recorded the incident using his phone, Prince William County Police said.
View the video with this post.
Police came to the scene and tracked the suspect using canines, but no arrest was made.
The suspect is described as a black man between 15 and 22 years old. He is thought to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and 140 pounds with a thin build.
He was last seen wearing a gray sweatpants, a black jacket, a white shirt over his face, blue gloves and a backpack.