Caught on Camera: 2 suspects break in, burglarize Phoenix home

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Phoenix Police officials say they are looking for two suspects in connection with a home burglary incident.

Police released details of the case on Friday. The incident happened at around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at a home on the 8200 block of S. 18th Street in Phoenix, which is located near the intersection of 16th Street and Baseline Road. The suspects broke into the victims' home, and took various items, including jewelry.

"It's broad daylight, it's 1 o'clock in the afternoon, they probably think they're safe," said Sgt. James Rothschild with Phoenix Police.

Surveillance video provided by Phoenix Police shows the suspects entering the home via a sliding door that leads into the home's kitchen/dining room area, and later taking a television set from the living room.

"This is one of those cases where video will help law enforcement," said Sgt. Rothschild. "We rely on the media to put the video out, and in a case like this, the video is so clear, someone is going to recognize them."

Towards the end of the video, one of the suspects was clearly seen, as he looked directly at the camera.

"Whether he knew he was being recorded or not, he looked right towards the camera, and that could be the make-or-break difference in solving these crimes," said Sgt. Rothschild.

The first suspect is described by police as a black man in between the ages of 18 to 22. That suspect is described as 6' tall, weighing 190 lbs, and wearing a white tank top and jeans. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic man in between the ages of 18 to 22, 5'9" tall, weighing 175 lbs, and wearing a hoodie with a shark design. The two suspects were seen driving a 2013 dark blue Chevrolet Impala.

In the past five years or so, technology and affordability for home security systems has really helped law enforcement catch criminals who might've gotten away before.

"We used to always think of the cameras being at convenience stores or banks, but now, you're seeing them inside the home, outside the home, and it can make a world of difference in solving these crimes," said Sgt. Rothschild.

Anyone with information should leave an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.

Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).

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