Men Caught On Camera Before Breaking Into Veteran's Home


Thursday, July 25th 2013, 9:55 pm
By: News 9


Police are on the hunt for a group of men seen on surveillance video in the backyard of a Korean War veteran's Del City home.

The house was broken into and ransacked Tuesday afternoon. The video shows a group of four men on the property of Harold and Helen Hodges shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.

"They opened up cabinets, they opened up closets," Harold Hodges said.

The suspects got into the Hodges' home by breaking a back window. The video time stamp shows the crooks were in and out in six minutes. Nothing was taken. Police tell the couple the suspects were likely after cash or specific prescriptions.

The house has an alarm, but it wasn't triggered until the men opened a door to leave. By the time police arrived, the suspects were long gone.

"[I looked] right down the hall, and I could see all the drawers opened and dumped," Helen Hodges said.

24/7 Master's Heat and Air is located next to the Hodges' home. Employees immediately started reviewing the company's surveillance video. The camera caught the men coming and going in a hurry.

Harold, a Korean War veteran, hopes someone will recognize the men. In the meantime, the couple says they can no longer live in their Del City neighborhood without bars on their windows.

If you know something, call Del City Police at (405) 677-2443.