ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a man believed to be responsible for about a dozen burglaries over the past two weeks in a rural area of northwest Hawkins County.
On Dec. 17, the suspect was captured on surveillance video at a residence on New Life Road, just west of Route 66 near a community known as Klondike at the southern base of Clinch Mountain.
The victim told the HCSO that the house had belonged to his recently deceased father and is now vacant.
This past Thursday, the victim noticed a lock had been cut on the driveway gate, and he later discovered the house had been burgled.
A hidden surveillance camera inside the residence shows the burglar with one flashlight on a headband and a second flashlight in his hand searching a room.
For a brief moment, the suspect looks toward the camera and his face is visible.
That video can be seen at www.timesnews.net.
HCSO Detective Lt. Eve Jackson told the Times-News Tuesday this same man is suspected in about a dozen residential burglaries in the far northwest section of Hawkins County.
Jackson said one or two burglary complaints have been made to the HCSO daily in neighborhoods located between Route 31 and Route 66.
Information about possible stolen property is being withheld at this time.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect is asked to call the HCSO at (423) 272-4848.