Atlanta Police footage of "Pillowcase Bandit" caught on video

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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police released security camera footage of a man that could be connected to several burglaries in Buckhead.  He's known as the "Pillowcase Bandit."

It's not what the man is wearing that makes him a prime suspect.  The tell is what's in his hand.  He is carrying a stolen pillowcase, mostly filled with sentimental jewelry.  It was taken from a home on Spad Avenue on October 11th, and it was all caught on video.

"People in the neighborhood are kind of concerned," said Greg Bowman.

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It's a neighborhood that decorates for Halloween and takes their kids to the park.  Lately, residents are looking over their shoulders.

"A lot of neighbors have gotten security systems," Bowman said.

The homeowner showed us their security system.  It's composed of three high definition cameras and cost $250 for the full set up. The images it took are invaluable to solving this case 

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"If he was walking around the neighborhood you'd know who he was," Wesley Ward said.

The still frames from the video made the neighborhood newsletter.  Neighbors are ready to report any thing they see.

"When you see somebody in a different car or someone you don't normally see around it kinda makes you want to call people and say keep an eye out," Ward said.

The police report mentions a black BMW that may have been used as a get away.  If any of this sounds familiar Atlanta police want to hear from you.  Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637)

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