LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A west Little Rock homeowner captures a burgarly in progress on surveillance video as he and wife were sleeping.
All of this happened over a three-hour span in the wee hours of the morning on Monday. The burglar made three separate trips, starting in the home-owner's pick-up truck and ending in the garage.
Thomas Purifoy watches surveillance video of a man burglarizing his west Little Rock home in Chevaux Court. It's all caught on his camera, installed outside.
"Well your shocked number one and then in my case I'm extremely angered," Purifoy said.
In the video, the action begins around 1 a.m. on Monday with Purifoy and his wife sleeping inside and suspect walking up to his truck outside.
"Unfortunately mine was open, that never happens, I can't remember the last time I left it open," Purifoy said.
Purifoy said the suspect packed some things into a gym bag he had inside the truck, including the garage door opener.
"I had my garage door in there hidden but he rifled in there long enough that he found it," Purifoy said.
Based on the video, the suspect leaves and makes two more trips back and forth, stealing stuff out of the garage his last time for 22 minutes.
"I'm a duck hunter and I had a bunch of shell cases and cleaning equipment and stuff like that, I know he got those," Purifoy said. "He got another box that had some storage stuff in it and he got three loads of electric tools, drills, saws."
It's leaving him not just angry but worried too.
"And it's fearful for your wife the fact that somebody is out there lurking around so security is a huge issue," Purifoy said.
He's already taking steps to improve security, replacing a garage door unit so it will lock automatically. He's working to keep out any other unexpected visitors.
Purifoy estimates the total value of the stolen goods around a couple thousand dollars. He says those duck hunting shell boxes were World War II era items.
Purifoy has filed a police report and is working with authorities on this case.