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Edinburg Resident Uses Technology to Stem Burglaries

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Posted: Jan 29, 2013 7:18 PM

Updated: Jan 29, 2013 7:46 PM

HIDALGO COUNTY - An Edinburg resident is turning to technology to keep his home safe from burglars.

The man said thieves have targeted his home several times. The most recent burglary happened this morning.

This time, though, cameras were rolling, he said. The homeowner said the $1,000 surveillance system captured images of the thieves breaking into his property.

"It looks like they weren't scared. They were on the property for about 30 minutes. They went up to the house and walked around the vehicles. They've done it before,"
the man said.

"Throughout the years, they've stolen many things from us - trailers, equipment and tools," he said.

He decided to install the surveillance equipment after he heard the news about home invasions in Hidalgo County.

"What the thieves didn't realize was that security cameras covered the property; they were caught from every angle," the homeowner said.

He installed the cameras two months ago, after a burglary.

"Once they opened the door I guess they realized they were on the monitor. They saw themselves on the monitor and started covering their faces," he said.

The thieves cut the camera wires, but left behind the most important piece of equipment.

"They left the DVR here. They just took the two cameras," the homeowner said.

The homeowner turned the evidence over to authorities. He hopes someone will recognize the suspects.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at 956-668-8477.

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