When burglars smashed glass as they entered the house, a motion alert notified Damien Girard that his home had been broken into, according to WWLP.
The entire incident was recorded on a Nest Dropcam security camera Girard had installed after a previous robbery.
The video shows two men enter the home. One of them tries to lure Girard’s dog away with a treat. The dog, Chloe, rarely barked as the situation unfolded.
“You want a treat?” said one of the robbers as he tried to distract the dog.
The men casually strolled around the house looking for things to rob.
“We can take this right here … the computer,” said the other burglar as he walked away to go upstairs.
Little did the robbers know that the homeowner had alerted the police and was on his way to the house himself.
The police came while the burglars were upstairs. One of them was arrested, while the other tried to escape through a window, according to the Daily Mail. Girard was at the scene by that time and ran after the robber who tried to escape. Police caught the suspect a few blocks away.
“I had full on adrenaline rage going. I don’t want to be a victim again. I was mad,” said Girard about the incident to WWLP.
Sergeant Kevin Kobza says the security camera helped in catching the burglars. He said many robberies go unsolved.
“After this case I think I may get one myself,” said Kobza.
The suspects Jay Burtch, 29, and Brian Chandanais, 28, face charges of breaking and entering.