After three break-ins in one month, single mother asks for help identifying suspect caught on surveillance video


A Fresno woman at a complete loss, after she says the same man has broken into her home three times the past month.

Tower District resident Des Washington says, the man attempted to break in five times, in total, stealing thousands of dollars of items.

After the first break-in, Washington, thought it was over.

“I thought, there’s no way he’ll come back, my neighbor almost caught him,” Washington said.

But weeks later, Washington has installed security doors, and put bars on all but two front windows.

“I don’t love that, I don’t want my house to be a cage,” Washington said.

The move, after she says this man was caught on her surveillance cameras not once, not twice, but five times, starting July 31st.

Washington says, he got inside three times; caught in this photo carrying Washington’s TV right out of her home.

“Before I can fully recover from one break-in, he’s coming again,” Washington said.

The suspect entering through small spaces, seen here on video creeping into Washington’s backyard, drinking from her outdoor faucet and trying to get in the door.

After one break-in, leaving a mysterious trail of blood on her back steps.

The second time the suspect entered Washington’s home, he took a pillow case off her pillow, filling it with things, then walked out, in daylight.

“I can’t buy that set of pillowcases again, like it might not seem like a big deal,” Washington said.

To Washington, it’s security gone.

Fingerprints from police-dust still on her windows.

Washington has an alarm and multiple cameras, but the suspect doesn’t care. In one video, he pushes the camera up.

The single mother of two, who holds three jobs, loves her home and takes pride in Downtown Fresno.

She doesn’t want crime, to force her out.

“These types of people should move, we should figure out how to get them out of here,” Washington said. “Not me, I want to stay.”

Washington plans to install even more cameras at her home.

She has been working with police.

She hopes in sharing these videos, this man can be identified.

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