Suspect Turns Himself In After Learning Police Have Surveillance Footage of Crime

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo man turned himself in after learning SAPD had published a viral surveillance video of a suspect stealing a Bluetooth speaker from a Southland residence.

According to SAPD, the 19-year-old suspect returned the stolen item and then went to the Police Department Headquarters to speak with authorities. During an interview with a Criminal Investigations Division Detective, the suspect disclosed that he had been inside the victim’s yard doing construction work while employed by a contractor.

The video of the theft was shared on the Neighbors by Ring app and posted to the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook page shortly after the investigation began on Monday, December 2, 2019. Within an hour of the post, the Department began receiving tips naming the suspect. The suspect made the decision to turn himself in after a friend advised him that authorities had footage of the theft.

The investigation has been referred to the County Attorney’s Office for review.

The San Angelo Police Department continues to encourage residents to secure/lock doors, windows, and gates, to follow the Department’s Facebook and Twitter Pages for crime alerts and prevention information, and to sign up for the Neighbors by Ring app. 

Residents can text ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. For more information, visit www.ring.com/neighbors.

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people not to leave small electronics within an arm's reach of manual laborers. The same should apply to loose change, cellphones and attractive female family members.

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