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Live surveillance video leads to arrest of would-be burglar

Alex Perdriel
Alex Perdriel (Courtesy of Palm Springs Police Department)

Alex Perdriel, 41 of Palm Springs, is behind bars after police said he was caught on a live surveillance feed breaking into a home and attempting to burglarize it.

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, on Tuesday at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers were called to a burglary in progress at a house within the 900 Block of Crescent Drive.

The homeowner told police they received an alert from their surveillance system. The homeowner said they were able to remotely see someone unlawfully enter their home as it was happening. Police said the live feed helped the owner provide a description to the 911 operator and officers were dispatched.

Surveillance video (Courtesy of PSPD)

Officers arrived within minutes of the call and surrounded the residence. Perdriel exited the home through the front door and surrendered peacefully to officers.

Pedriel was arrested on burglary charges and booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. He remains in custody, held on $35,000 bail.

"The use of live video in this investigation proved to be an extremely useful tool which led to the capture of Perdriel before any property could be taken or damaged. When a residence or place of business is victimized, having a good video surveillance system will enhance the ability of officers to identify a suspect which could improve the chances of an arrest and prosecution. In this case, the lack of a video surveillance system could have caused the owner to suffer significant damage or loss of their property," reads a post by PSPD.

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