Alleged thief returns item, turns self in after surveillance video of the act posted online

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SAN ANGELO, Texas – A San Angelo man turned himself in to police after a Southland area homeowner’s Ring camera surveillance video was posted on Monday, December 2, 2019. The video caught the suspect stealing a speaker from the homeowner’s back yard.

According to SAPD, the 19-year-old man came to police headquarters in the early morning hours of December 3, 2019 after a friend told him about the video and encouraged him to turn himself in. The suspect said he had been in the victim’s backyard before because he was doing construction work for a contractor. He told police, because of that he knew where the speaker would be in the backyard.

The suspect told police he took the speaker back and police say they verified that the speaker was returned.

SAPD issued this statement: “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.”

According to SAPD, the investigation has now been turned over to the County Attorney’s Office.

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