A thief stole six surveillance cameras from two schools in Spanaway, but left behind his mug shot.
Pierce County sheriff’s deputies on Monday put out a close-up of the thief caught by one of the cameras he stole. By Tuesday, they’d identified him.
The man, who is in jail on unrelated charges, has not yet been charged with the camera thefts.
Surveillance footage shows him throwing something — possibly a rope — around the cameras on the outside of Shining Mountain Elementary School and pulling them off the side of the building.
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The stolen equipment is worth $22,000.
Detectives said the theft occurred between July 1 and July 11.
They believe the same man possibly stole a surveillance camera Sept. 18 from the outside of Bethel Learning Center.
That camera was valued at $2,000.
Both schools are on 38th Avenue East.
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