PHOENIX - A Valley crook got away with $30,000 worth of jewelry from an Arcadia home last week. But he also left behind an important clue: his picture.
"I'm angry and I want him caught," said homeowner Tracy Wadas.
Tracy's home has eight outdoor security cameras capturing everything that moves. And once she realized her home had been hacked, she went straight to the cameras and saw the man who did it.
"I know his face and his walk," said Tracy.
The man arrived at 9 p.m. last Friday night, climbed the backyard fence and began looking in windows. He got in through a locked laundry room door. "I don't care about my things, but he violated my family and our feeling of safety," said Tracy.
Tracy also wants other homeowners to know that just because you have locks, cameras and live in a nice neighborhood, it doesn't mean you can't become a victim. Tracy's neighbors were hit by a burglar, possibly the same man, on the same night.
After a few minutes inside, the burglar simply walked off into the night with Tracy's jewels and a sense of safety.
Based on the time stamp on the video, the family made it home 14 minutes later.