a man tries to break into the house while the residents were inside
FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Fort Wayne Police are looking for a man on a home security camera attempting to break into while residents were inside.
“We just installed the cameras a week and a half ago,” said the owner.
This is what these cameras captured at five in the morning on Friday in the township of Aboite.
The owner says she immediately woke up her fiancé who took action.
“I jumped out of bed. I ran to make sure that for once he was gone. And then when he came out in front of the house, he saw him running in the street,” he said. she declared.
She says she called the police and then posted the video on Next Door, Facebook and the Ring Neighbor apps to alert nearby residents.
What particularly upsets her is that the man is holding something in his left hand.
Police say they can’t figure out what it was, but they assume the worst.
“Was it just to, I don’t know, move a door or in case he was surprised?” Or was it something worse? It’s annoying. I think that shocked a lot of people. went out and bought Ring cameras, ”said the owner.
Fort Wayne Police told court sometimes the pictures are really worth a thousand words.
“It’s very useful, especially in prosecutions. You want evidence? What better evidence is there than a video or a photo. That says a lot,” said the sergeant. Jeremy Webb says.
Sgt. Webb says that while it fully supports home security cameras, lights, and other protective measures, sometimes nothing beats being aware of your surroundings.
“Neighbors are sometimes your best defense at home because they kind of know what belongs and what isn’t. What’s suspect and what’s not,” he said.
The owner says she installed additional cameras and took other security measures over the weekend, and is hoping someone will recognize the man and contact police.
If you know who this man is, you can call Crime Stoppers – anonymously – at (260) 436-7867 or you can text your message to the Fort Wayne Police Department using the P3 app.