CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Home surveillance video showed suspects casing a house on Norris Ave. just before they broke in and stole items.
"’Oh my God call the police right now they're in the house, they're walking through the house right now.’ So, I immediately called the police.”
Olamda Hopkins told FOX 46 that his wife called him, saying she’d gotten an alert on her phone and was watching a live video of thieves walking around their home. He’d been at work for less than an hour when the break-in occurred.
"While I was on the phone with 911 she was on the other end of the phone watching the live feed video of someone had just kicked in our back door and were rummaging through our house,” Hopkins said.
The thieves stole several game systems, a laptop, an IPhone and other electronics, but ran out of the back door when the police arrived.
"The guys had hoodies on but you can kind of see the angle of their face so hopefully someone can recognize them. Hopefully if there's another crime they committed their fingerprints will turn up and maybe they can catch these guys."
CMPD has dusted for fingerprints, but so far no arrests have been made. Hopkins issued this warning to others:
"You have some people that because it's the holiday season they're breaking into homes because they know people have been buying gifts and there could be valuables in there. Just be vigilant and take the proper measures to protect your home."
Police say if you have any information on this case, or recognize the suspects call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.