Man sought after thief raids Jacksonville Beach home

Woman was in shower when $10K of camera equipment was stolen, police say

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A woman's front door was left unlocked when someone got inside her home and took off with her wallet and camera equipment worth thousands of dollars, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

Investigators said the woman came home on March 5 and got into the shower. While she was in the bathroom, she heard her front door open.

Hailey Baldwin, the victim's roommate, wasn't home at the time of the theft. She wasn't expecting the message she received from her friend.

"My roommate had texted me, asking if I had been home and left, but I hadn't been home all day and didn't think anything much of it. She said she heard something while she was in the shower," Baldwin said.

"She checked the entire house because she had a really awful feeling, and I guess it was right."

When she got out of the bathroom, she discovered $10,000 worth of camera equipment was missing, police said. After checking her car, she realized that too was burglarized.

"It could have been way worse," Baldwin said. "It could have been a guy out for way more than just possessions."

Baldwin said her roommate was able to get some of the stolen items covered under insurance.

According to the Police Department, the victim's credit card was used at a Walmart. A detective the above surveillance photos taken of a man at the Walmart, asking for the public's assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective D. Kling at 904-270-1675 or email tipline@jaxbchfl.net.

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