Surveillance Video Helps Police Nab Two In Home Burglary

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 6:35 pm
By: News 9

Jamie Oberg, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A story seen only on News 9 helps get two bad guys off the streets.

Oklahoma City police arrested two teens accused of terrorizing a metro neighborhood.

Police say someone who saw our story on Saturday recognized one of the teens caught on home security cameras.

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"They caught one of the offenders.  They're both juveniles," neighbor, Frank Smart said.

"They did a good job," he said. "Really brought the neighborhood together."

Neighbors have been on edge, afraid to speak out about crimes happening around them, but one homeowner released this video to us to see if it would help.

"[Digital technology],In this day and age, much easier to identify a suspect involved in a crime," Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jennifer Morris said.

Thursday, we told Smart police were able to catch both teens seen here breaking into his neighbor's home in their northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood last week.

"Sweet!" Smart said. "That's great get these guys out of here."

"It's obviously a win-win not just for us as police, but also the community," Sgt. Morris said.

"Maybe now they'll quit robbing us, we're not easy prey around here anymore," Frank said.

Police are investigating whether the two teens were involved in a string of similar break-ins in the metro.