The tape isn't likely to make "America's Greatest Home Video" but it was good enough to initiate a criminal investigation against a 19-year-old Sandy man suspected of committing four burglaries.
A video-surveillance camera inside the Metro Mart, 8100 S. 1300 East, recorded clear pictures of a man who broke into the store late at night and tried to open the cash register Nov. 11 and Nov. 23, said Sandy Detective Sgt. C.M. Watson.The police department arranged to get the video on local television. Shortly before the pictures aired, Detective Ron Larsen got a tip that led him to a suspect, who was also questioned about Nov. 27 and Dec. 5 burglaries at Tuxedo Junction, 673 E. Union Square.
The suspect has since been released while detectives await an appointment to determine charges, Watson said.