VIDEO: New Jersey Homeowner Uses Remote Surveillance System to Scare Off Alleged Burglars
Police claim the two suspects made off with a lockbox that contained jewelry and personal documents
brightcove.createExperiences(); New Jersey State Police need the public’s help in identifying two suspects seen allegedly breaking into a home on a surveillance video in broad daylight but then abruptly fleeing when, police say, the homeowner began shouting at them over the intercom system.
The footage, which was posted to the New Jersey State Police’s Facebook page earlier this week, shows two men wearing gloves and hooded sweatshirts entering a home in Upper Pittsgrove Township, located in Salem County.
In the video, the homeowner’s two barking dogs did little to dissuade the pair from allegedly scouring the house for valuables. (The video is muted, according to a police spokesman, who tells PEOPLE releasing the audio would compromise the ongoing investigation.)
Towards the end of the footage, the two suspects seem to stop dead in their tracks, as if spooked by something. Police confirm the home’s owner has remote access to his surveillance system, and watched the entire incident unfold live before addressing the men on the intercom system.
At that point, police say, the startled men are seen running for the doors.
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“We shall not repeat what was said [by the homeowner], but needless to say the burglars read the message loud and clear,” reads a statement from the state police.
Police say the two suspects made off with a lockbox that contained jewelry and personal documents.
A number of Facebook commenters have said the behavior of the dogs suggests the two men were familiar to the canines.
Those who may have any information concerning Tuesday’s break-in are encouraged to call (856) 769-0775 or (856) 769-0779.