Woman uses image from surveillance cameras to look for thief

Woman uses image from surveillance cameras to look for thief
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — After a rash of car thefts in her neighborhood, one woman says her family decided to take action. Now, she knows exactly who she is looking for.

She credits her surveillance system for catching a photo of a robber stealing a security camera right off the front of her house.

Her cameras were rolling on Friday and caught a man riding up to the house.

“He already had a plan, because he had a pitch broom with gloves and a beanie. He beat the camera and took it,” said the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A representative from a local electronics store says two year ago, home surveillance systems, which allow you to monitor cameras from the Web or a smart phone, weren’t as widely available.

Technology advances have made the home systems more prevalent. Prices range from just more than $100 to more than $1,000.