Police: Surveillance cameras catch man trying to break into Butler business

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BUTLER, Pa. - Surveillance cameras show a break-in suspect’s final moments before he was handcuffed and jailed.

Butler police said Timothy Kovocovsky tried to steal from the Nagel's Custom Auto Cleaning on South Monroe Street Monday night.

"I was up watching the cameras at home.  I saw the same suspect on the camera system.  I yelled for my husband to wake up," said Christine Nagel, the owner’s wife.

Nagel said she couldn’t sleep because of a similar incident the night before.

Nagel said the man used a crow bar on the door.  When he heard police coming, he took off, she said.

Police said officers and K-9 officers chased Kovocovsky through a creek.   They said he was wet after swimming through the Connoquinessing Creek.

Police said they found Kovocovsky in a car a street over from the business.  They said he admitted to the recent incidents.

Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson asked Nagel if she can finally sleep tonight.

“I don’t know.  I will still be watching the cameras,” she said.