MALIBU, Calif. - Authorities are searching for a man who was caught on video using a pickaxe to vandalism cars and homes in Malibu.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the suspect has been identified as 55-year-old Thomas Aaron Brothers.
In about the past week, the homeless man was caught on surveillance shattering the glass of seven cars – one three times – two front doors, one garage door and several Ring cameras. Most of his crimes occurring along a stretch in the 19000 block of PCH.
"It’s scary and it’s been scary, and it’s getting progressively worse on the PCH. I often go out to walk our dog and I’m no longer going to be going out in the evenings to do that," said local resident Joanne.
Brothers is wanted in connection with multiple vandalism crimes that happened on July 2. Officials say he hasn’t taken anything…he just breaks the glass with the axe and leaves.
Neighbors say the criminal lives in the homeless encampment over the hills across the street, he has mental issues and they’ve had similar problems in the past.
"We really feel it’s because of the homeless encampment across the street. Crime has gotten so bad that it’s just alarming for all of us who live here," added Joanne.
He is described as 5'10", 164 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone who has information is asked to call the sheriff's department.