Caught on camera: Phoenix woman discovers home burglarized seconds after culprits leave

Posted at 10:29 PM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 22:48:13-05

Two burglars were caught on camera exiting a Phoenix house as the homeowner was walking in, unaware that the culprits were inside.

The burglary happened Wednesday afternoon in the 1200 block of Eva Street near Dunlap and 12th Street.

Although the owner has surveillance cameras inside her home, the pair of burglars broke her windows to get inside. 

The victim, Leticia Clark, showed ABC15 her security system recording of the burglars inside her kitchen. The video shows the two men walking toward the back of the house at 3:34 p.m., and she arrived within a minute after.

"Just a close call. It was just extremely unnerving for me," Clark said. 

When she saw her back door wide open, Clark knew someone had been in her home. Soon thereafter, she discovered her loaded gun was also gone.

"I just immediately started trembling. I went, ‘Are you kidding me?’ Because I knew now that these guys were in the house. I could've run into them. They were carrying my loaded gun," Clark said. 

One burglar looked straight at the security camera before ripping it out of the wall. It's the camera she bought after she was burglarized a few years ago.

The burglars took the camera, along with her gun and a necklace. Her shattered windows will be the most expensive to replace. 

Clark and her neighbors said they are fed up.

"To see it actually on video, somebody's invading your home, it just gets you to the core," Clark said.

But Clark is grateful that her dog, Bella, wasn't hurt. Now, she's hoping someone will recognize the burglars and stop them from targeting someone else.

Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call Phoenix police.