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Surveillance system foils burglary attempt

By William Kenny

A Northeast homeowner with a surveillance system and a smartphone foiled a car full of burglars last Friday afternoon and he wasn’t even at home at the time.

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According to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives, the victim was at work at about 1 p.m. when he received a text message on his phone that someone was breaking into his home on the 7700 block of Revere St.

Using a phone app and his well-placed surveillance cameras, the victim was able to watch the crooks as they rummaged through the home for jewelry, cash and electronics. He called 911 and gave the operator a play-by-play until police arrived at the scene.

One officer saw one of the suspects fleeing the house with a TV and entering a Nissan Xterra. Additional cops followed the SUV until it crashed into a parked car. The four occupants bailed out, but officers captured them. Two men and a woman were charged criminally. The fourth occupant was a juvenile male. Their identities have not been disclosed.

Police recovered about $15,000 worth of property stolen from the home, including jewelry, cash, an iPad and the TV. ••

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