Woman recounts watching would-be burglars case her house
November 18, 2017 09:20 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It sounded like a warning.
The five-year-old dog, Nina, was barking to let her owner know someone was at the door.
“I look out the window and I saw a, you know, younger gentlemen, early 20s, wearing a baseball cap and severely knocking on the door.”
It was the middle of the day, and she was home alone. So she stayed upstairs and called 911.
“I just stayed in my room and watched him the whole time. He went outside to his car and there was two other gentlemen with them. They pulled the car up a little bit further, all (of them) got out, put hoodies on, put gloves on,” the homeowner said. “That’s when they grabbed a crowbar out of the trunk (and) a larger stuck; looked like a large block or a rock to come at the door.”
The burglars were holding weapons. She made sure to snap photos of the getaway car.
“It’s just a scary feeling, just watching someone try and break into your home,” she said. “I’m here alone and I’m on the phone with the cop and my first instinct is just stay where I am (and) hopefully they won’t come inside.”
She said she called her husband, and watched as someone walked around her backyard.
“It was amazing watching the roll play of everything right in front of you.”
But then a car drove up, scaring the would-be burglars away. All three men hop back into the car and take off.
“It was on edge for a few days. But I refuse to live in fear of this entire thing,” she said. “I’m not going to let this dictate. We will protect our home no matter what it takes.”
Thankfully, she said, their home is outfitted with a number of security measures, including cameras and glass sensors. Now the couple is urging everyone to speak up if they see something suspicious.
“You don’t think it could happen to you,” her husband said, “but then you look around and you realize (it’s happening) in your home. It’s not going to stop the person, but if it can deter that crime happening, all the better.”
Updated: November 18, 2017 09:20 PM
Created: November 18, 2017 08:54 PM
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