Cleveland: Security cameras catch home invasion

3:04 PM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Police are investigating a violent home invasion and kidnapping that happened Monday morning.

Around 7 a.m., police say three men kicked in the back door at a home on the near west side. 

Inside, one man, his cousin, brother, and roommate received a startling awakening.

The masked intruders forced two of the men at gunpoint into the living room as they ransacked the house, looking for valuables.

The homeowner says it only lasted about nine minutes, but the theives got away with about $2,000 in valuables, including a flat screen television, an iPhone, wallets and several other electronics. 

Neighbors told police they saw the suspects get into a silver car across the street and drive off.

Homeowner Ronney Cooper has a home security camera system that he installed inside and outside his property.

He installed the system after a break-in in 2011, and his decision to do so may help track down the suspects in this case. 

The multiple cameras caught the home invasion from many angles, including the face of one of the suspects, who removed his mask as he was exiting the home while carrying a television.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Cleveland Police.


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