Tulsa Home Break-In Caught On Camera

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:53 pm
By: Tess Maune

A Tulsa home break-in was caught on camera. The thieves struck in broad daylight.

The victim shared with the News On 6 the surveillance video taken by her neighbor's security camera from across the street , hoping someone will recognize the crooks and call police.

Suzette Huggins is not taking any chances after her home was broken into.

"It is such a violation for someone to come into your home and go through your drawers and go through things," Huggins said.

It happened on May 30. Little did the suspects know, they were being taped.

You can see in the surveillance video, a maroon SUV pulls up to Huggins' house, on the wrong side of the street.

A woman is seen going to the front door, where she stays for nearly two minutes.

"The police even told me, the way they do, they knock on the door and if you don't answer, they're coming in," Huggins said.

And that's exactly what Huggins said happened next.

You see the woman walk from the front door to the side gate.

A few more minutes pass and you see the driver get out of the car, where it appears the first suspect passes something off to the driver.

Huggins said, "They came out, you could tell they were carrying the laptop and a TV, and they left."

But they weren't finished yet. Thirty seconds later, the thieves came back—this time, pulling into the driveway.

"Jumped out of the car, ran back in, got the big TV, and left again," Huggins said. "It's brazen as all get out. I couldn't believe it."

The suspects made off with about $5,000 worth of loot.

But Huggins said the heartbreaking part was the thought of what could have happened to her most precious possessions

"I was very upset that the dogs were out," Huggins said. "I mean golly—take my TV, but leave my dogs alone."

Huggins said she had only been away from home for about two hours when the burglary happened.

She admitted she forgot to set her alarm before leaving.

Tulsa Police say no arrests have been made.  TPD's Tulsa Police crime mapper shows nearly 50 burglaries in Huggins' midtown neighborhood so far this year .