Police: Alleged thief broke in to metro home through dog door

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Police are searching for a man who allegedly broke into several homes and attempted to break into another early Saturday morning.

Officers said it happened around 3:45 a.m. near Reno and Westminster.

"That was a pretty scary deal," Jason Dillon told News 4.

Dillon said it was terrifying to find out someone lurking around his home while his pregnant wife and 1-year-old son were fast asleep inside the house.

"When I walked outside in the morning, I went to go check the mail and saw that my mailbox was gone and there was a bunch of pillows in the front yard and rocks," Dillon said.

When Dillon checked his surveillance cameras, he discovered a man throwing things off of his front porch.

"I think he was looking for a key. There was a doormat thrown out, and I noticed that my lights were broken," Dillon said.

The suspect didn't stop there. He also broke the front door handle, which is only a few feet away from his young son's bedroom.

He wasn't able to get inside, but he did get away with Dillon's mailbox.

After stealing that, he reportedly moved on to another home down the road.

"He crawled through a doggy door, apparently, and stole a TV and I think, when he tried to get out with the TV there, the alarm went off," Dillon said.

However, the suspect still managed to get away before police arrived.

Now, Dillon and his neighbors are hoping the surveillance footage helps police track down the suspect.

"If anyone doesn't have doesn't have a camera system, I'd recommend them getting one because I think we were the only ones that actually caught him," Dillon said.

So far, no arrests have been made. If you recognize the suspect, call Midwest City police.

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