Palm Bay burglar caught on home surveillance video identified

Cops search for man in home burglary

Published On: Mar 10 2014 12:47:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 10 2014 07:46:37 PM EDT
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PALM BAY, Fla. -

Detectives have identified and obtained an arrest warrant on Monday for the man caught on surveillance video burglarizing a Palm Bay home while the homeowners slept inside.

Ryan Michael Sterk, 29, is being sought on charges involving burglary, credit card theft and petit theft in the Feb. 25 incident.

Detectives say it was Sterk who was spotted in the video lurking around the Gera Street home between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. and went into the home through a window next to the bedrooms where the victims were sleeping.

Sterk was in the home for approximately three minutes, detectives said.

"He stole the victim’s credit cards, military identification, passport photos and $80 cash,” said Detective M. Ramos in a release. “This investigation is ongoing and there is a possibility of additional charges.”

Detectives currently have an active arrest warrant for Sterk.  Anyone with information on where Sterk is located should contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.