Video shows group of teens executing break-in

Posted at 9:34 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 00:35:17-04

Surveillance video obtained by 10News of an unsolved burglary in Skyline Hills shows five young men, organized, and up to no good.

The video was shot around 2 p.m. on a day in November. It shows what appears to be several backpack-toting teens riding a skateboard while a few friends are walking around a neighborhood.

Suddenly, one of the teens head to a home's front door, likely to ring a doorbell. Not home is the homeowner Bob, who asked us not to use his name.

In the video, the teens huddle up twice, before a different teen heads back to the front door.

A few moments later the group goes toward the house.

"At a back window, they cut the screen and levered the window up," said Bob.

Bob says they emptied every drawer and raided the home, nabbing plenty, including digital cameras, cash and $20,000 in jewelry.

“My heart fell, because I knew how my wife would feel,” said Bob.

Among the dozens of pieces stolen were wedding rings belonging to him and his wife.

“You are violated and you don't expect anyone to go into that space,” said Bob.

The thieves intruded on that space, but didn't appear to leave much of a mark. They lifted the bed and looked under it, but remade the bed. Every drawer was put back. Above one of the jewelry boxes, there was meticulous care to make sure nothing was disturbed.

“They put the envelope back and the remote back above it,” said Bob.

Police tell us the burglars were trying to buy time before the crime was reported.

The tactics didn't really buy them extra time. A door security latched locked from the inside and several dropped 50 dollar bills clued Bob in right away when he got home, but the thieves still got away. 

He’s hoping the release of the video will help spark tips.

“I'd like to see them get off the street to protect someone else,” said Bob.

If you have information on the case, call CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8477.