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Killeen: Doorbell camera records break-in at local family’s home

A Ring camera captured video of the two men breaking into the home. (Courtesy photo)
A Ring camera captured video of the two men breaking into the home. (Courtesy photo)(KWTX)
Published: Dec. 17, 2019 at 3:44 PM CST
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Members of a Killeen family are staying with relatives after two men broke into their home in broad daylight.

"It was just freaky. I get back home and the door is wide open," said homeowner Vanessa Rodriguez, who was not home at the time of the burglary last week.

A Ring camera installed on her front door captured video of the two men breaking into her home just before 10 a.m. last Thursday at the Bridgewood Estates.

The men were gone by 10:04 a.m., Rodriguez said.

They stole electronics and jewelry, including her wedding ring.

The burglars also tole her daughter's backpack, presumably, to bag up the stolen items.

"This makes me feel like I have to be more vigilant and aware of what is going on in my neighborhood," Rodriguez said.

The woman said neighbors reported seeing a "suspicious" blue hatchback vehicle in their neighborhood the morning of the break in.

One of the men reportedly seen in the blue vehicle reportedly matched the description of the one of the men recorded by the Ring camera.

Rodriguez said her children were sick and she was at the doctor's office the morning of the break in.

Rodriguez, her husband and her children are staying with relatives because they do not feel safe at home.

"I just left. I left (my home) the very next day," she said.

Police recommended the family reinforce security at their home.

Rodriguez and her husband will return on Friday to install a new door and a new alarm system.

They still do not know whether when they will return home.

"It does make me feel uncomfortable. I always thought I lived in a good neighborhood. Even if you live in a good neighborhood, this can still happen to you," she added.

The burglary remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding the burglars, please contact the Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8830.