Shasta Deputies seek burglar in Ghillie Suit

Jun 14, 2014 5:13 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

A Shasta County man arrived home just after 10 p.m. Friday to find a man dressed in a full "ghillie suit" removing property from his residence on Old Oasis Road.

The man fled into woods nearby, and officers from a number of agencies set up a perimeter. A police dog picked up the suspect's scent and tracked him for about an hour. Along the way it located the ghillie suit, and about $650 worth of property stolen from the home.

A ghillie suit is a form of camoflague clothing designed to look like foliage.

After three hours the suspect ... considered armed and dangerous ... was not found so the search as called off.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Shasta County Sheriff's investigators at (530) 245-6135.


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