Caught on Tape: Intruder on Surveillance Over Baby's Crib

Sheriff has released unnerving video of a family home with an intruder and a lesson to all.
1:46 | 04/15/14

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♪ 24 Hour ♪ Tonight a sheriff has released a truly unnerving video. A family in the Houston suburbs sleeping. A child in a crib. An intruder moving silently through the home. What are hisso less about home safety and surveillance? Here's ABC's Ryan Owens. Reporter: It is every parents worst nightmare and these parents caught it on their home surveillance camera. A burglar creeping around their baby's room while they slept. Watch again as he shines the flashlight at the child above he moves on. When the parents saw this video and the burg lar in that Clos proximity they reeightacted with terr terror. The sheriffs department hoping to find the burg lar. They say the homeowners and the baby slept through the whole thing. The victims didn't know they had been ripped off until neighbors found an laptop and briefcase in their front yard the next morning. The burg lar also took $60 in cash from the homeowners wallet. Nationally burglaries are down. The crime fell 8% last year. Tonight the sheriff's office says this video is a warning for every parent. To ensure you're secure in your home and preventing burglary, by investing in a home security system, by keeping your hedges trim and leaving lights on. Reporter: At least the thief did not touch the parts most valuable asset. That baby who tonight is safe despite a very close encounter with a burglar. Ryan Owens ABC news, Dallas.

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