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Caught on video: Surprise cuts Spring Valley burglary short

Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 21:14:11-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - Surveillance video captured intruders surprised by an alarm during a burglary in Spring Valley Wednesday night.

The break-in unfolded in Eva Bradley's home off Paradise Valley Road while she was at work.

"I'm sad, upset and angry." said Bradley.

Just before 11 p.m., a guest bedroom window was forced open. A surveillance camera was rolling in the bedroom of Bradley's 8-year-old son, who was not home.

"Scary, scary. Just glad we weren't home. Such as violation," said Bradley.

In the video, a person is seen shining a flashlight in the dark. He leaves and another intruder, wearing a hoodie, enter the room and opens a drawer. Moments later, the camera is struck and falls over. Soon after in the living room, the burglar with the flashlight - now toting a bag - is sneaking through the room before he triggers the motion sensor and the alarm. He and another figure then run out of the room.

The break-in was cut short, but the thieves made off with iPads and jewelry, including a gold and diamond-shaped ruby ring which Bradley's grandmother wore every day before she died.

"I didn't get a chance to say goodbye before she passed away ... It's the only physical thing I have to remember her by," said Bradley.

Bradley is likely not the only victim. A short time later, a person resembling the thief with the hoodie was recorded in the same area, ringing a doorbell and likely looking for another target. The thieves also fit the description of car burglars who have hit the neighborhood in recent weeks.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.