Homeowner's Video of Robbers Goes Viral

Police are searching for three burglars who were caught on tape inside a North Carolina home.
1:46 | 01/03/13

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A couple set up a camera to check on their pets. They caught three burglars breaking in. Abc's steve osunsami has the details. Reporter: In raleigh, the search is on for these thieves, caught on tape, who broke into this home and didn't come with christmas tidings. This morning, the homeowners who were away on christmas break are fighting mad and fighting back. We moved here about five years ago. I put in a two-camera system, just in the front and back door, just, you know, because I work from home. It sounds strange to some people. But it's not that expensive. Reporter: What the bad guys couldn't see were these night vision cameras that grabbed excellent pictures of their faces. Matt and beth robinson had the cameras installed to keep track of their pets. They posted this video online. In the last few days it's gone viral, with nearly 400,000 views. Here's one of them ringing the front doorbell, as two others sneak through the back, kick through the door and start searching the house for cash, music players and other electronics. At one point, this one looks through the window to make sure the coast was still clear. When they entered the home, they did not notice the cameras. But they did manage to find this one eventually and cut it. Reporter: Suddenly, they were camera-shy. And poured bleach all over the family's computers, hoping to disable the system. It was too late. We can check the cameras on our cell phones, computers, stuff like that. We noticed they weren't working. Her dad called and said, someone broke into your house. Reporter: They're hoping someone will identify the crooks and help send them to jail, where the family says they belong. For "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.

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