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Newport police seek help identifying man seen on security camera before home burglary

Newport police seek help identifying man seen on security camera before home burglary
A man is seen in an image from a doorbell-mounted surveillance camera shortly before a burglary involving multiple people at a Corona del Mar home Jan. 2. (Courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department)

Newport Beach police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man seen on a resident’s surveillance camera ringing the doorbell of a Corona del Mar home shortly before a burglary.

The incident occurred on Malabar Drive sometime between 6:30 and 7:50 p.m. Jan. 2, after the doorbell-mounted surveillance system captured the man ringing the bell, possibly “to ensure no one is home,” police said in a community alert.

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Moments later, multiple people were seen on other cameras entering the backyard and breaking a rear window, police said.

It wasn’t clear whether anything was stolen.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Darrin Joe at (949) 644-3763 or djoe@nbpd.org.

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