WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is jailed on burglary and theft charges, and police say his peculiar gait gave him away.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/VdKvED ) reports that 21-year-old David Moore of Wentzville is accused of breaking into Nu Way Concrete Forms in Wentzville earlier this month and taking nearly $1,500.

Officers reviewing surveillance video noticed the distinctive walk of the masked suspect, who pointed his toes outward in a duck-footed gait. Police compared the tape to surveillance shot during business hours and noticed a man with the same shoes and the same walk inside the business four days earlier.

Employees had been suspicious because the man wore a coat and gloves on a warm day, so they wrote down his license plate number.

Moore has denied involvement.