Three criminals are wanted for breaking into a Laveen woman’s home while she was at work, taking off with some of her most prized possessions. And get this, the suspects were all caught on camera raiding her home. The homeowner is speaking out in hopes that the video will help police catch the crooks. When Juanita Owens logged onto her home security system app from work, she saw two men and one woman in her family room.
“Oh my gosh they’re in there,” she said.
Her alarm company sent her an email and a text letting her know what was going on.
“I’m in shock,” Owens said.
As soon as the suspects walk through the door connecting the garage to her home, the surveillance camera started rolling. The camera caught them in the act when they reached the end of the hallway. The video shows the suspect rummaging around before finally hauling out the television.
“And the girl goes straight for the back room, which is the master bedroom,” Owens said.
Juanita is a single mom and she got the security system to feel safe.
“I wasn’t even gonna get the camera feature,” she said. “I was like, ‘no, I don’t need it,’ but I’m glad that it’s there.”
She wants people to know how easily they did it. The suspects bent the top of the garage.
“In the middle your garage, that’s obviously the most vulnerable,” she said.
Then they stuck something through the opening to pull the release cord.
“It disengages it and you can open it from the bottom,” she said. “They broke the door entering the house.”
They took all of Juanita’s electronics.
“That stuff can be replaced,” she said.
But she’s mostly concerned about the irreplaceable things.
“The only thing I care about is my son’s pictures and memories, hospital bracelets, first hair cut, you know,” Owens said. “I want it back.”
She also wants justice.
“I just want them caught,” she said.
Juanita said she believes the girl in the video came back to her neighborhood yesterday. She followed her, got the license plate number and passed it on to police.