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St. Pete Police ask for help finding 'purple burglar'

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St. Petersburg Police are asking for help identifying a suspect who they've nicknamed the "Purple Burglar." St. Petersburg Police are asking for help identifying a suspect who they've nicknamed the "Purple Burglar."
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

St. Petersburg Police are asking for help identifying a suspect who they've nicknamed the "Purple Burglar."

Investigators say the burglary suspect was clad in purple when he and an accomplice broke into two homes on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Surveillance cameras recorded images of the man ringing the doorbell of one home and then breaking into a rear window of another home.

Detectives say at about 7:45 a.m., the pair broke into a home at 5591 16th Ave N. and took several items,including a revolver.

On the same day at 12:45 p.m. the suspects broke into a rear bedroom window of a nearby home located at 5612 17th Ave N. Electronic items were taken during this burglary, according to detectives.

A surveillance camera also recorded images of the suspects leaving the scene in a silver sedan, possibly a 2006 to 2011 silver, 4-door, Toyota Camry.

Police did not released information about what the second suspect was wearing.

If you have information that can help investigators, call the St. Petersburg Police Department's burglary unit at (727) 893-7254 or the Communications Center at (727) 893-7780. You can also Text-A-Tip to (727) 420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at (727) 892-5000.

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