A man has been caught on security cameras appearing to burgle a Rotorua property that has been broken into four times in the past three weeks.
Kerris Browne had only just installed a $7000 security system when the following night the alleged thief came back to her home and stole her diary and cash.
Browne is now on a mission to find the burglar and has gone public with her security camera footage.
Her home stay is called Aria's Farm and is 200m down a driveway on Clayton Rd, near the intersection with Pukehangi Rd.
Browne said they first noticed someone had been at their property on February 23 when about six cars parked at the house were broken in to.
Although nothing significant was taken, it was clear all had been "rifled through", she said.
The following night on February 24, she had a group of teenage boys staying the night for her son's birthday. They were camped on the front lawn and they left a door to the house unlocked so they could use the bathroom.
That night, Browne said someone went into the house and stole her home stay diary which had cash inside the pages and a mobile phone.
She said she had been given cash from her home stay guests as well as from the teenagers who were paying her for her son's paintball activity that day.
She said she felt terrible as she initially thought it was one of the boys who had taken the money.
The mobile phone was later found discarded down the road.
Overnight on March 10, a tenant living at her property had a gear bag stolen from their home that had work boots, swimming gear and a backpack inside.
Browne said she became so fed up with the break ins, she put in plans to get a security system installed, at a cost of $7000.
The system was put in on Friday last week and overnight on Saturday someone broke into the home.
"I woke 6.30am Sunday to go for a run and went to get my diary and it wasn't there. Then I noticed the door was slightly ajar."
Her husband went straight to the security camera footage and found the video of the man.
"He's got gloves on and a torch and went straight for the computer desk. He knew exactly what he was looking for and took it."
Browne said on that occasion about $600 was stolen.
She said admittedly one of her six doors to the house was left unlocked on Saturday, allowing the burglar easy access to the house.
She said it was a horrible feeling knowing someone was coming into her home.
"It's not nice knowing this scary person is in my home."
She said she had three teenagers, aged 16, 17 and 18, living at the house and often other home stay guests. On Saturday night she had a woman and her 6-year-old daughter staying.
"This is my home and my lifestyle ... I just want him caught."
Browne has reported all burglaries to police and since posting her photographs on social media has been keeping in regular contact with police.
Inspector Brendan Keenan said police hoped the security camera footage would help catch the man responsible.
"Police would like to hear from anyone who recognises the person in the security camera footage as we would like to discuss any connection to the burglary," Keenan said.
He said anyone with information to contact police immediately on (07) 348 0099 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on (0800 555 111).
The burglar's description
* Wearing an Everlast hoody with stains on the sleeve
* Wearing two-tone leather gloves, socks and carrying a torch
* Bushy eyebrows and thin cheekbones