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Crime Stoppers: Home un-improvement

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Police believe this man was trying to steal building materials. (Source: Security footage) Police believe this man was trying to steal building materials. (Source: Security footage)
The homeowner believes the man's car to be a 1997 or 1998 Nissan 200SX. The homeowner believes the man's car to be a 1997 or 1998 Nissan 200SX.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

It's a puzzling crime. You may hold the key piece to that puzzle in solving this crime.

It involves a home under construction, and a crook who did some damage to get in, but didn't steal anything.

An uninvited visitor pulled up to a home under construction on Nale Drive in Madison Nov. 6. He's driving what the homeowner believes to be a 1997 or 1998 Nissan 200SX.

Police say he did over $11,000 in damage to two doors he tried to kick and bash in, and a window that he broke with a hammer.

The homeowner tells me he believes this crook was trying to steal tools and building materials.

And the crook is spotted on surveillance video in the garage, presumably trying to raise the door so he can pull his car inside.

But you can see the moment he spots a surveillance camera and instantly runs. 

He ran back through the house and through a door, jumping about 10 feet off a back porch, with bricks and cinder blocks all around below.

The man we showed in this report has been identified thanks to your tips to Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers. Huntsville Police said they have a warrant issued for the man's arrest.

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