In-Home surveillance video released of Troy home break-in

TROY — Police in Troy are investigating a pair of home break-ins from over the weekend and are asking the public for help.

Video has been released from one of the homes that police responded to this past weekend. Troy Police said they are hopeful that someone will be able to help in the investigation.

Capt. Jeff Kunkleman said, “We had two daytime burglaries happened within walking distance of one another. They were both called in at similar times and appear to be related – Xbox, Xbox games – things like that.

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Both break-ins were within a few blocks of South Market Street on the east side of Troy. The vide from inside the house shows the suspects actually took bags to begin to fill them up with what was stolen.

“Normally, you’re not gong to have people carrying 55-inch TVs away from a house. Things that can be carried in a backpack or a bag where you’re not having guys stick out a whole lot,” Kunkleman said.

The video shows the two men had a gun but Kunkleman said people shouldn’t panic but instead take it as a sign to be more vigilant to prevent future crimes like this.

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Kunkleman said, “We always want people to be as safe as they can. At least one of them was probably through an unlocked door. It’s always good to lock your doors whether you’re at home or not home. The message that we try to pass out everywhere is if you see something that doesn’t look right, call. The police are here 24 hours a dy. If you see something that doesn’t look right in your neighborhood, call 911 and have the police come out and check it out.”

Anyone with information about being able to identify one or both suspects, call Troy Police.

James Rider

James Rider

I was born in Virginia and have moved several times in my life as a member of an Air Force family. I've lived in Virginia, California, Germany, England, and Ohio. I graduated from Centerville High School and then went on to attend Ball State University where I graduated with a bachelor's degree.