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Police want man who trespassed into care home

A suspect was caught on surveillance at Morningside (Source: WALB) A suspect was caught on surveillance at Morningside (Source: WALB)
The suspect went into different rooms (Source: WALB) The suspect went into different rooms (Source: WALB)
Suspect is seen casually walking halls (Source: WALB) Suspect is seen casually walking halls (Source: WALB)
The man is suspected to have taken money (Source: WALB) The man is suspected to have taken money (Source: WALB)
Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick (Source: WALB) Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Police are looking for a man suspected of stealing while roaming the halls of a Dougherty County personal care home.

Dougherty Co. Police are looking for the suspect, who was only detected after managers checked surveillance video.

The man walked the halls of Morningside Personal Care Home for more than 25 minutes. Police believe he stole money while he was there.

On Tuesday, March 15 at about 2:45 in the afternoon, the suspect is seen casually walking across the parking lot at Morningside Personal Care Home in the 1700 block of Beattie Road, and through the automatic doors.

Once inside the personal care facility, the man stands in the office lobby space, and no one is there.

"According to the staff, they were busy with the residents, and the residents were playing bingo," said Dougherty Co. Police Lieutenant Chad Kirkpatrick.

The man walks casually up and down empty halls. He then comes back and goes into empty offices.

An employee is shown walking by. The suspect then comes out and goes back into another office.

"Ultimately he did go behind a desk and steal one of the employees, stole money out of her purse," said Lt. Kirkpatrick.

The man is seen on the surveillance video for 25 minutes inside Morningside. He even went into the kitchen and fixed himself a drink while he was inside the building.

"He wasn't worried about anything, according to the video. He did enter numerous rooms and he was scoping the place out," said Lt. Kirkpatrick.

Spokespersons for Phoebe Putney Hospital, which owns Morningside, said they had no comment about the incident because it is still under investigation. 

Police are asking for help identifying the suspected thief.

If anyone recognizes the man in the video, their information could earn them a reward.

Call CrimeSTOPPERS at 436-TIPS, or the Dougherty County Police at 229-430-6600.

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