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To catch a thief, homeowner installs cameras

Efforts may have been successful

February 8, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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As a hunter, Bret Hildebrand is used to being the predator, but after his house was burgled in January, he sensed he was being preyed upon. “I thought, well, they might be a creature of habit, so I stuck trail cams up and, sure enough, as they did the first time, they did again,” Hildebrand said.

On Jan. 16, someone broke into Hildebrand's home in Fenelton, according to a police complaint. Hildebrand told state troopers that somebody had opened the back-door window pane, allowing them to unlock the nearby door and take $200 worth of change.

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