Pair Caught on Camera Allegedly Robbing a Home

A smart phone app notified a man of activity in his house, leading him to spot two suspected thieves.
1:24 | 04/10/16

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And next to a pair of thieves that snuck into a home, and were caught in the act, thanks to a smartphone app. The homeowner watched a drama play out live. Gio Benitez on the simple technology protecting more and more homes. Reporter: Watch as these alleged burglars walk right into this suburban Massachusetts home. The two men wasting no time, scoping the place for loot. We're going to grab this computer. Reporter: Those brazen young men making their way from room to room -- even offering the family dog a treat. Want a biscuit? Reporter: But as they head upstairs, what they don't know is that homeowner Damien Girard is watching the whole thing from his cell phone. The police arriving minutes later, guns drawn. Catching one alleged crook before he can make off with Girard's belongings. Girard, who's now home, pitching in too. I saw the guy who hopped out the second floor window run into the park. That's when the cops got him. Reporter: Both men under arrest and due in court tomorrow. Scenes like this play out around the country every day. With an estimated 1.2 million break-ins per year, that's one burglary every 16 seconds. Just take a look. This camera is a lot like the one he used. It cost $200 and took just minutes to set up. Right now, we have a live feed of the apartment. If it senses any movement, it will send an alert right to your phone. Tom? Gio thank you.

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