Caught on Tape

By: Dan Ponce
By: Dan Ponce

The south branch of the Capital Area District Library has been dealing with a big theft problem for about a year.

Someone has been stealing DVDs.

But all that is about to change with the library's new security cameras. In fact, they've already caught one thief in the act.

"We just can't understand why someone would steal from a place where you can get the materials for free," said librarian Sean Lyons.

The library has had a theft problem for about a year. Last week they installed the cameras and it only took one day to catch someone stealing.

The thief would spend 30-45 minutes inside the men's restroom removing security measures on the DVDs. He would then dispose of the evidence inside the toilet tank.

Though he was able to escape without sounding the alarm, police were able to identify him thanks to the new security system.

Police are not releasing the suspect's name right now because formal charges haven't been filed.

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