FRANKLIN (AP) — A North Carolina delivery driver has been charged in a series of break-ins over several weeks after he was captured on a video surveillance camera inside a home, a sheriff's office said.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office said multiple thefts had been reported in the Highlands area. A break in the case occurred when a homeowner called to report their surveillance video showed a man wearing shorts who was in their home for a brief time before fleeing when he saw the camera. A news release said the sheriff's office identified the man as a FedEx driver.

Gregory Thomas Bufkin was arrested on multiple charges, including breaking and entering, officials said. Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland said investigators seized several pieces of evidence, including jewelry and firearms. Some of the items seized were found inside Bufkin’s work vehicle, Holland said.

Most of the residences victimized had unlocked doors and open windows, the sheriff said.

Bufkin is jailed on a $180,000 bond. His attorney declined comment on Wednesday. A statement from FedEx said it was “appalled by these disturbing reports and will cooperate fully with law enforcement during their investigation.” Bufkin has been fired, the statement added.

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David Collins

Seems like FedEx is having a rough go of it this Xmas season .

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