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Ghostly burglar caught on Utah homeowner's security camera

Published October 7, 2013 9:44 pm

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Have you seen a ghost?

A Sugar House man seems to have captured one on surveillance, burglarizing his house. On Sept. 11, the suspect broke into a home near 2600 S. 1500 East and made off with some electronics and other personal items, said Salt Lake City Police Detective Scott Mourtgos.

What he may not have been counting on was that the homeowner had a security camera. It caught a clear picture of a suspect who, possibly by some trick of the light or the way the camera captured the image, looks pale as a sheet in his all-white clothing (except for the black shoes).

Salt Lake City Detective Ron Willis presented attendees of the Sugarhouse Community Council meeting Wednesday night with pictures of the suspect in an effort to find him. If you have information on this case, call the department at 801-799-3100.

— Michael McFall