Brazen Fla. burglar grabs TV in double-steal

August 31, 2009 7:35:20 AM PDT
Police in Florida say a burglar who made off with a man's valuables returned to the home later to snatch what he couldn't carry on his first trip: a 100-pound plasma-screen TV. A Pensacola Police investigator was on the scene when the robber came back hours after the first burglary.

The man who lived at the house, Steve Fluegge, says he was shocked the burglar came back to steal the television. The suspect had left it near a fence in the backyard, but he made off with Fluegge's wallet, watch and video game system.

Police and K-9 units canvassed the neighborhood, but couldn't find the burglar.

Investigators had left the TV in the yard so they could dust for fingerprints.

Police have offered to pay for the TV.


Information from: Pensacola News Journal,