Tuscaloosa County authorities need your help locating a suspect who committed a bizarre burglary caught on camera in broad daylight.

In the surveillance video, a woman wearing what appears to be a bikini top or a strapless bra walks right in to the victim’s carport, picks up their weed eater and takes it with her. Police said she may be driving a gold or silver sedan.

The homeowner said it happened around 4 p.m. Saturday when she and her husband left to run a brief errand. They hadn’t been gone longer than 15 minutes when their security system alerted them on their cellphones to movement on the camera.

Sgt. Alex Miles with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said these days you can’t be too careful. He said he encourages residents to keep their homes and belongings secured at all times.

“A lot of criminals are opportunists,” he said. “So if you have something that is unsecured and it appears that no one is at home, or if your property appears to be unkempt, like you have not been there in a few days, they see a prime opportunity to steal something or break into your residence.”

Miles said authorities have not yet identified the woman seen in the video. If you know who she is, or have any information on where she may be, contact the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 205-464-8600.

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