Home surveillance cameras capture thieves in Peoria who entered through dog door, left dog outside

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 08:38:42-05

Peoria police are looking for a man and woman who were caught on camera breaking into a home through a dog door.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2016 in the area of 74th Avenue and Cactus Road. 

Home surveillance video captured the entire ordeal on camera from several angles, including interactions with the family pet. 

In the video, the suspects are seen backing into the driveway in a black, four-door Chevy Impala with temporary license plates. 

The homeowner, who asked not to be identified, said the burglars made off with thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other valuables. 

"They knew exactly what to look for, where to go and what to take," he said.

The man and woman exit the car and knock on the front door before the man jumps the wall to get through the back dog door. 

The man lets the woman inside by unlocking the front door, and they proceed to remove items from the house. 

"Me leaving the house was planned," the homeowner said. "If you look at the tape, they were driving around before I even left."

The whole time the thieves were at the home, the family dog was following them around and was left in the driveway when they took off with the stolen goods. Fortunately, a neighbor found the dog and took him to safety. 

Police are still looking for the suspects, both Caucasian and around 30 years old. Anyone with information is asked to call Peoria police at 623-773-8973.