Tampa burglar stole laptop containing 'priceless' family photos, police say

A suspected burglar stole more than $1,000 in personal property, including a laptop that had irreplaceable family photos, police said.

Tampa police detectives said they are searching for the unidentified man, who entered a home in the 6300 block of North 15th Street without the owner’s permission. The incident occurred sometime between 1 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. on December 26.

They said he gained entry by smashing the side window of the home. Police released home surveillance video showing the man grabbing items, including the laptop. Officials said he fled on foot with the stolen items in a suitcase.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity and whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-874-8477.