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Suspected Thief Caught On Camera

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The suspect caught on camera stealing from a resident on the 1600 Block of West 6th Street in Davenport Sunday morning The suspect caught on camera stealing from a resident on the 1600 Block of West 6th Street in Davenport Sunday morning
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A suspected thief is making his rounds in one Davenport neighborhood. Residents on the west end of Davenport, near 6th and Sturdevant Streets say someone has been stealing items from their front yard, one of the residents even catching  the suspect on camera. 

"It's victimizing people and it's wrong," Char Lingle says. 

Lingle caught the suspect taking things from her yard Sunday morning.  

"I was shocked, completely shocked," she says. 

Lingle has been living in the neighborhood for 27 years, she says she's never had a problem with people stealing until now. 

"I mean it got me crying right away because I couldn't believe somebody came into my yard and took my stuff," she says. 

Lingle says she woke to the sound of wind chimes at around 3:30 AM Sunday. Within minutes, she came out to check her front yard, only to find several items missing.  

"The gazing balls, the wind chimes, he even took wind chimes, it makes no sense," he says. 

Lingle and her neighbors say seeing the footage has shaken them up. 

"I have kids, who knows what he's going to do next, or I don't know if he's coming back, what his motive is or anything," she says. 

"If they go in your yard, they can come in your house, that's the way I see it and it's scary, my kids play outside," Neighbor Amanda Lagrange says. 

Police say another home nearby had lights and a wicker chair stolen from the yard that same night. They're unsure if the two are related, but neighbors say things disappearing from their yards aren't anything new, so they've gotten used to keeping things inside.  

"That's what you have to do, it doesn't matter who's yard it is, it's going to get taken," Neighbor Linda Gross says, "But it's not a bad neighborhood." 

As for Lingle, she says she's not holding out hope she'll ever get her stuff back, but she hopes the culprit is caught and this experience helps others. 

"If people put up more security stuff and people get it out there, maybe this stuff will stop happening, or won't happen as much," she says, "We work hard for it, get a job, get your own stuff. 

Residents describe the suspect's car as a white dodge van with a hub cap missing on the front passenger's side. The two incidents reported to police happened just after midnight and around 3:30 AM Sunday morning, July 7th. If you have any information, contact Davenport Police.

Residents have posted the surveillance video on Facebook, you can watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=589122437775137

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