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Surveillance camera captures men stealing TV from Durham home

Posted July 24, 2017 4:37 p.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2017 10:19 p.m. EDT

— Durham deputies are seeking public assistance in identifying three men who were caught on camera during a home invasion last month.

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said the men broke into a home on Wood Sprite Court at about 10 a.m. on June 5.

Homeowner Lisa West said she was sitting at work when she got a message from her home alarm system. When she opened the video, she could see the strangers in her home, taking her belongings.

"I pulled it up and there they were, walking around in there, carrying my TV out," she said.

The video is only about 30 seconds long because West said the men were not inside her house very long. Authorities said they entered the house through a side door near the kitchen.

"Kicked my door in. Just walked in, took the TV, took a watch off the counter, ran upstairs," West said. "Then they ran down the stairs and left."

William Curtis has lived in the same neighborhood as West for decades. He said, in recent years, there have been more break-ins, but it is still unexpected to see one so close to home.

"That's a bit of a surprise over here because we haven't had anything like this happen recently," he said.

Neighbors believe more could be done to make the neighborhood safer, including adding street lamps.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office at 919-560-0900 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.