A Richmond man installs surveillance video in and outside his home only to find that someone broke in. (Source: Dallas Ryan)
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
A Richmond man installs surveillance video in and outside his home only to find that someone broke in while he was not there.
Dallas Ryan lives in the D.C. area, but he installed cameras to keep an eye on his home in Church Hill. On Sunday, someone broke in.
"At some point they grab the fire extinguisher and try to smash doorknob from the outside," he says. "It just looks like somebody had run it through a blender."
"And as they were climbing and they pushed grill out of the way. It looks like they fell and injured themselves. If you look at the video and it looks like once they are inside, they fall. They have trouble with their shoe or something. And then right after that they immediately leave and run away to the alley. If you look at them run you can see you a limp."
As it turns out more and more people are installing surveillance systems at home for extra security.
"It just increases your eyes in the field," says Corey Boggs of Richmond Alarm Company. "There's only so many police officers limited resources in law enforcement. If you can have businesses and residences with a video, you know increase your chances of catching crime in the act."
As for Ryan, he had to make a trip to Richmond to board up the damaged door and window. Police now have the surveillance video and they're looking for a man who may be limping because he got hurt during the burglary.
"I'm more concerned about catching the guy and putting him in jail because if we continue to allow people to operate like that in the neighborhood, then they'll continue to do it," Ryan says.
If you recognize the person limping in the video, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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