MOULTRIE, Ga. — Police nabbed a burglary suspect on Monday after he was identified by a homeowner who watched the break-in of his home in Colquitt County in real time on video while in Southwest Florida.

“Deputies were dispatched to a motion bedroom alarm at 410 Tom McGee Road” on Sunday at about 8:25 p.m., Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Michael Cox said. “The homeowners have cameras in the home, (and) when the alarm is triggered they start recording.”

The video of the burglary, watched by Doyle Nasworthy in Ft. Myers as it was taking place, showed a masked man walk into the master bedroom and take a guitar. Nothing else in the residence was taken.

“After watching the video, at least four people identified that person,” Cox said.

Those people who watched the video identified the man as Russell Colin Roberts.

The back door was broken open to gain entry into the residence, Cox said. He did not know the value of the guitar.

With the circumstances of a person who wore a mask in a home with cameras and went directly to the target of the theft, police suspected he was someone who knew Nasworthy.

“He was familiar with the residence, with the people,” Cox said. “They’re all related.”

Police charged Roberts, 36, 1996 Ellenton-Omega Road, Norman Park, with burglary.

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