Thief enters Cape Coral home while family inside
It was a quiet evening for Robert Love. He was sitting and relaxing in his garage and then he heard his baby started crying.
Love walked inside of his Cape Coral home, but then his phone goes off.
“Swear, no more than a minute later the Ring chime goes off, which tells me somebody is in my front yard or some motion is in the front yard,” Love said.
Love opened the notification from the Ring app on his phone and saw someone entering his garage, stealing his son’s Nintendo Switch.
“He just walked up casually, looked left, looked right and just reached in and grabbed what he wanted. Took three fast steps and then the rest of the time just leisurely walked to his car. Like nothing was wrong, like he belonged there … and he definitely didn’t belong there,” Love said.
Love says he ran outside to catch him, but the man took off in a getaway car. Love then played back the surveillance video and noticed one major clue that led to the suspects arrest.
“We noticed on the camera he was wearing a work shirt,” Love said.
That clue and Love’s surveillance video helped Cape Coral Police Department track suspect Kyle Sullivan down.
CCPD went to Sullivan’s home and found the gaming system in his nightstand, and an illegal pain pill in his pocket.
“I hate to say that he was stupid. Completely stupid to walk up to the house with two cameras in the front and have a work shirt on,” Love said. “Blatantly an idiot.”
Love says CCPD is returning that Nintendo Switch to his son.
Sullivan is facing charges for occupied burglary, grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.