SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A serial burglar is now behind bars. But for how long remains a mystery.
In early September Thomas Gray bailed out of jail accused of burglary. Following his release he's accused of multiple burglaries in downtown Salt Lake City.
Police identified Gray through suspects and surveillance video that captured his presence in several buildings.
Lara Swensen surprised him when she came into the office. She says he was rummaging through her desk at 7:30 in the morning.
"I asked him what are you doing and he said 'oh I got the wrong office,'" Swensen says. "I just totally surprised him and he ran off."
Later that same morning, Gray was spotted allegedly breaking into this door at Peppers Pita, Salt Lake City deli.
"I heard a noise and walked over to the door and I came around the corner and he was standing there and he says 'I think I got the wrong place' and I told him 'you got to go, get out of here,'" says Dave Christensen.
Over the past three weeks, Gray allegedly burglarized eight offices in the Clift building.
In fact, a surveillance camera captured him walking through the basement of the buidling.
The building's maintance man says Gray is savvy avoiding most cameras but not this one.
"He's a career criminal since '88 he's been involved in numerous burglaries," says Kevon Olsen.
But gray's run came to an end last week after police spotted him on a street corner.
He allegedly had a backpack filled with cash and a laptop.
"I'm glad he's off the street if he was responsible for what they say," Swensen says.