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Suspected thief caught on doorbell camera

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CONYERS, GA (CBS46) - For the past 22 years, Darrell Lane's family has lived in a safe Rockdale County neighborhood.

“Right now I have the whole front yard being monitored,” Lane said.

But lately he's been a bit concerned about his well being, so much so that he installed a home surveillance camera.

“I just said, okay it's a new device, it has motion sensor and it will let me know when someone is at the door if I'm in the basement or upstairs," Lane said. "I'll get an alert that someone's there.”

And sure enough, he's seen people deliver packages on camera and friends drop by, but even he will admit he never expected to see a suspected thief on video.

“I realized this guy was actually creeping up on my porch as if he's attempting to steal something or do a home invasion,” Lane said.

The camera that captured the suspect on video is not what you'd expect. It's actually located inside the doorbell at Lane's home and it's that video that police hope will help them track down the thief.

“Based on this video, we have a picture of the suspect," said Sgt. Andy Arnold with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office. "Obviously we can go into the neighborhoods and we have been in the neighborhoods, and will continue to go in the neighborhoods to try to identify this gentleman.”

The Sheriff's Office said the man seen in the video is accused of stealing a bicycle from Lane's front porch and he meets the description of a suspicious person seen in another neighborhood.

“Well it makes you feel violated, but then it makes you sleep not so soundly anymore,” Lane said.

If you have any information regarding the suspect in this case you're asked to contact the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

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