JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police on Wednesday asked for the public's help in identifying a woman who they said burglarized a Northside home earlier this month after urinating in the driveway of the home.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said surveillance video showed a maroon car back into the driveway on River Edge Place at 9:16 a.m. on March 6.
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Police said the woman, who was wearing a black tank top and shorts, got out of the vehicle and urinated in the driveway before smashing a window and breaking a sliding glass door.
The homeowner said she believes a metal, folding chair was used to shatter the door.
The video then shows the woman walk back and forth from the house to the vehicle multiple times, leaving at 9:34 a.m., police said.
According to police, the woman stole power tools, a laptop, an iPad and checks.
"It kind of shakes your security within your own home," the homeowner told News4Jax on Wednesday. "It’s a very nauseating feeling knowing that someone is in your home and you have no control. There’s nothing you can do about it.”
The homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous, said her family wasn't home at the time, but security cameras caught the thief in action.
She said she first noticed a suspicious car before leaving for work the morning of March 6.
"There was a car that came through here right as I was pulling out of the garage," she said.
The homeowner said her husband called her later to tell her that he got a notification on his phone showing the woman drive up in the car and eventually break in.
With more security added, the homeowner said, she hopes this will be the last time someone breaks in.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).
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