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Widow's home in Encinitas targeted twice

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ENCINITAS (CBS 8) - For the second time in just six months a widow's home in Encinitas was targeted by burglars.

The last time, she was at her husband's funeral, but this time, the security cameras were rolling.

Detectives at the North Coastal Sheriff's station are looking for a man caught on surveillance video casing a widow's home.

Detectives say the alarm scared him, but they believe he is the same man who targeted her home while she was at her husband's funeral.

“It can't get any worse than that, you're at your husband's funeral and someone is trying to steal your safe,” said Sgt. Richard Eaton, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives believe the suspicious man tried to come back after breaking into the home while the woman was on a vacation.

“It seems to us, that someone does know her schedule. They attempted to take the safe. They didn't get the safe out,” said Sgt. Eaton.

The homeowner and victim did not want to go on camera but told CBS News 8 that after the first break-in, she bought and installed surveillance cameras.

The man caught on surveillance camera has a mustache wearing and is wearing green shirt, khakis, and sunglasses. He can be seen casing the victim’s home on October 25th around 10:30 a.m.

“Somebody out there is going to know who this guy is,” said Sgt. Eaton.

The surveillance video shows the man casually walk up to the side door, grab the handle and walk away. All in one move.

In the video the man can be heard jiggling the handle.

“Whether they are going to get desperate and try and get back in there to get that safe when she is there or not, hopefully we can stop," said Sgt. Eaton.

Deputies describe the man to be 35 to 45-years-old. He has brown wavy hair that is brushed back and a mustache.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8411.

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