Teenager inside San Diego home as intruders break in

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 21:24:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surveillance video shows two people entering a home in Mission Hills on late Tuesday afternoon, while a teenage boy was inside.

Christie Thoene saw the video that evening after her husband got a phone alert from their security system.

The video shows, just before 5 p.m., a man walking up to their home off Presidio Drive. The blonde-haired man knocks on the door, before ringing the doorbell, checking the mail drop and eventually testing the door handle.  

Tied to his waist is some blue-and-gray-colored clothing.  Not far away is a man in a white shirt standing on the street.  

The man at the door walks away but a few minutes later, he's seen again opening the back patio door and peering inside.  

He says something to a man in a white shirt. He mentions something about "pulling a car around."  A minute later, someone in a blue-and-gray hoodie walks into the home, followed by a man in a white shirt who doesn't stay long.  

Moments later, the person in the hoodie also leaves.  Upstairs in the shower was Thoene's 17-year-old son, who heard a noise. 

"He thought it was his older brother and yelled his name.  That probably scared the guys off I'm guessing.  It's a terrifying thought to think your kids are home alone and somebody is breaking into your house to do God knows what, " said Thoene.

It appears they unplugged a computer but didn't have time to take it.  

"They seemed very calm. They knew what they were doing. Wouldn't be surprised if they do this again," said Thoene.

Neighbors say the two men went up and down the street knocking on doors.  If you have any information on the case, call Crimestoppers at 888-580-8477.