Slidell robbery

Screengrab via State Police video

A man who broke into a Slidell house tried to foil a surveillance system, first by using a towel as a makeshift disguise and then by stealing the camera, Slidell Police said.

What he didn't know was that the video was backed up to the cloud, and now Slidell Police are asking the public's help in identifying the suspect, who they described as a tall, thin, African-American man with a large Afro-style haircut. The video shows that he was wearing a large cross necklace.

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The burglary took place Monday in the 2100 block of Park Drive, according to police, and the thief also took a PlayStation 4.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Kyle Taylor at 985-646-6174 or ktaylor@slidellpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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