Man watches on his home cameras as burglar breaks into basement

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LIBERTY, Mo. -- Police are trying to identify the person caught on video burglarizing a home in Liberty Monday afternoon. Among the items stolen were jewelry and a gun.

The suspect is seen a home surveillance video approaching the house in the 1900 block of Buckingham Road at about 3 p.m.

"He was out here when I was inside still with my kids," the homeowner said.

The man, described as a black man with a goatee, wearing red or orange shoes and grey sweats, came out of the woods and began looking into the home's windows and checking its doors.

The homeowner says he then broke a basement window and went into the home with a gun.

"Glad I'm here still actually, since he had a gun. I'm here and my kids are all right," the homeowner said.

carPolice say the cameras also show a dark-colored car, believed to be the suspect's vehicle, driving by the house twice. The vehicle appears to be a Jeep Patriot or Liberty and had Missouri license plates.

The homeowner hopes the surveillance video will help catch the person responsible.

"It looks a little weird and people made fun of me, " the homeowner said. "Looked like a drug dealer house with cameras on it, but I have little kids and I want to protect them," he said.

He said even if police don't catch him, at least he knows what he looks like.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or Liberty Police at 816-439-4701.

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