Authorities are searching for a burglar who was caught on camera breaking into a Dania Beach home while a 12-year-old boy was home alone.
The break-in happened back on the morning of July 26 at the home in the 400 block of Southeast 4th Terrace, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Officials said the boy was in his bedroom watching television when he heard a knock at the door but didn't answer since he was alone. A short time later he heard a loud noise and footsteps in the house.
The boy walked out of his room and saw the suspect in his sister's room. The suspect saw him and told him to stay in his bathroom, authorities said.
The suspect rummaged through the home stealing about $1,000 worth of items, officials said. The boy called 911 but by the time deputies got to the home the suspect was gone, authorities said. The boy wasn't injured.
Authorities described the suspect as a heavyset black male in his 20s, with short black hair and a black goatee. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.