|Published:||Jun 10, 2013 12:18 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 10, 2013 12:29 AM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Home security video captured three burglars inside a Lehigh Acres home over the weekend.
The home invasion took place in a neighborhood west of Bell Boulevard. The homeowner, Sarah Phillips, says she's hoping someone will watch the video and help authorities catch the crooks.
She says she's very shaken-up but shared the video with Wink News to help warn other residents in the area.
Phillips says the thieves stole her television and tripped the alarm, alerting security company ADT.
"I got a text saying that a burglar alarm had tripped at my place and very shortly after that ADT called and asked, 'Are you home, is it you?' And I said no, I'm definitely not at home," she said.
The Lehigh Acres woman was out of town during the robbery but but says the video is chilling.
"I'm definitely glad that I wasn't there at the time. It is scary. I'm not sure if it's more scary that it's in broad daylight. At 5:20 p.pm. I'm usually home cooking dinner," Phillips said.
According to Phillips, it took police only minutes to respond and says this is not the first time she's been robbed.
"But it's the first time I've gotten it on video," she said.
Neighbors say even with this video evidence, they feel secure.
"This neighborhood is very quiet, I don't see any problem. I feel safe," said neighbor Marisol Castinera.
And say they trust their own security systems to alert them to trouble.
"We have the cameras on all the entrances and they record everything that comes through," said neighbor Bill Major. Phillips says, she hopes someone will recognize the crooks and stop them before they strike again.
"They got in and out very quickly, it's a crime of opportunity I guess," she said.
According to Phillips, since the break-in, she's called a locksmith and hopes increasing her home's security will keep intruders out.
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