Police use private surveillance systems to fight crime

Posted at 11:52 PM, Sep 15, 2016
A 41-year-old man was brutally stabbed and left for dead September 9, 2016 in Northeast Baltimore. Thursday, police released images of the suspect from a home surveillance system that they hope will lead to an arrest.
"Right now, we're trying to get this person identified and what the surveillance images tell us is that this person has a tattoo on his neck that says angel," Smith said.
Crime continues to be an issue in Baltimore, but police believe surveillance video and photos from private systems can help them solve more crimes. 
"Right now we wouldn't be talking about this murder suspect if we didn't have this video so having surveillance video from private people helps fight crimes across the city," Smith said. 
And private surveillance systems are getting more popular.  ABC2 found two homes in the same neighborhood on the same block with cameras.
"Surveillance cameras are the way of the future it's just like cell phones you're just going to see more and more  of them," Smith said.
Surveillance images helped Baltimore officers solve an execution style murder in the Greenmount case earlier this year which may not have been possible without this convenience store video.
"It's been instrumental in solving cases and today what were talking about today, this murder suspect he's likely going to be ID'd," said Smith.
Police are hoping these surveillance images and others lead to more arrests. 
Anyone with information on the deadly stabbing of Dameon Rone, 41, is asked to call police or Meterocrime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

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