Burglar caught on surveillance video steals Indy 500 ring

- A Ponce Inlet homeowner is hoping police can track down a burglar who broke into this home and stayed for nearly three hours, taking off with his most prized possession. 

"He looked in there, and then he looked in here and found where the safe was, so then he pulled out the safe," said Fred Treadway of Ponce Inlet.

Treadway showed Fox 35 the footsteps that he says the burglar took after breaking into his home – the break-in was all caught on his surveillance cameras.

“He's walking through my house, he's sitting on my motorcycles in the garage and he's just carefree, I was amazed at how the guy could break into the safe like that,” Treadway said.

He said the suspect pulled the safe out of a closet and used Treadway's own tools to drill a hole to gain access. Surveillance video shows the burglar talking on his cell phone, at one point he nearly falls into the pool. "He only managed to get into the middle compartment and that middle compartment I had some extra cash, in case you need cash, and then there was a ring, that I had when I won the Indy 500,” Treadway said.

It was a one of a kind ring that had sentimental value, commemorating his team's 1997 win at the Indy 500. "They give the driver a ring and they give the team owner a ring, so that's the ring they took," Treadway said.

Investigators believe the home was targeted, now they're asking the public to take a good look at the suspect in the surveillance video. “We have some really good shots of him, we're hoping that someone in the public is going to recognize him, and call the Ponce Inlet Police department,” said Ponce Inlet Police Chief Frank Fabrizio.

Anyone with information on the suspect can also call Crimestoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS.

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