A Texas woman learned that her apartment had been burglarized after installing a camera in her daughter’s bedroom. The woman had suspicions that this had been happening for months.
According to KDFW, the woman known only as ‘Alice’ said she started noticing things disappearing from her home last Christmas. Chief among them was money from her 5-year-old daughter’s piggy bank. “The only thing I could think of was someone was coming with a key and entering into my home and taking things,” Alice said.
Upon contacting Dallas police, they told her “I didn’t have any proof of anything; I just know what I have,” she said.
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Over time, money kept vanishing. Alice’s mother took action by purchasing a camera that works through a smartphone app. “I moved it across my room right there by the fan,” Alice said.
An intruder was caught on camera taking money from the piggy bank. “I don’t necessarily feel like that was a crime of opportunity,” Alice said. “I feel like it was premeditated.” KDFW explains how the intruder gained access to Alice’s apartment:
The intruder entered her apartment home through the dining room window. The screen was cut from the outside, enough for a hand to lift the latch on the screen.
After removing her curtains, she discovered the mini blinds had been cut from the inside, right where the draw screen is located.
“At some point, they came into my house or someone they know came into my house with a key,” Alice added.
Alice is grateful that she was able to see the intruder’s face and hopes someone will see him and contact police. “I’m happy that I even had the camera, had it on. I’m happy for a lot of things. I’m happy that I was able to see him,” she said.
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