Baltimore County Police are asking the public for any information that may identify this burglar who struck a home in the 1600 block of Williams Avenue in Essex around 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, October 2.

Watch surveillance video from a neighbor's camera on our YouTube channel that caught the suspect in the victim's yard. The first video shows the suspect walk through the back yard but turn back and attempt to gain access to the victim's garage. The second video shows the suspect exit the garage with a sledge hammer he may have used to gain entry to the home through a window, stealing cash and jewelry before leaving through a rear door.

Similar incidents have occurred since early September in the Middleborough area of the Essex Precinct. Homes have typically been burglarized during daytime hours, mostly morning to early afternoon time frames, with windows being the usual mode of entry into the home. Two homes on Hilltop Avenue, one on Windjammer Court, and now this home on Williams Avenue have been the targets of burglaries.

Police are asking residents to keep their eyes open for this suspect or any similarly dressed person walking through neighbors' yards or behaving suspiciously and call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have any information that may help us identify this burglar, or if you have any information on any of the burglaries mentioned here, call 410-307-2020. The Baltimore Count Police Burglary Unit continues to conduct follow-up investigation on all of these crimes.