Video Doorbell Captures Burglary at Open House

February 10, 2020

A video has gone viral across social media that was captured from a Ring doorbell that showed a burglary unfolding at a real estate open house in Las Vegas. Police say they continue to investigate the burglary that was captured on the video surveillance camera, and the footage is being shown to try to help catch the suspects.

From the footage, police say they’re looking for three men and three women, whose faces were all captured by the video doorbell.

The real estate professional who was overseeing the open house at the home said she grew suspicious of the six people who walked into the open house. They didn’t ask any questions about the house and left the home, while four then soon returned. One of the suspects attempted to distract the real estate professional, who had heard a sound in the upstairs bedroom, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The real estate professional went up to the bedroom to find the young men holding a bag full of expensive property that belonged to the owner’s family.

“The kid dropped the bag full of stuff, kept what he had in his hands, which turned out to be a Gucci and Prada purse,” Paul Wilkes, the owner of the home, recounted to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “He ran around [the real estate professional], down the stairs and out the front door.”

Wilkes estimates they stole about $4,000 to $5,000 worth of property. Wilkes and police have posted the video and still photos of the suspects to his Facebook page. They are asking help from the public in identifying them.

“Multiple suspects entered the home and, while two distracted the [real estate professional], others stole property from the master bedroom,” the Metropolitan Police Department posted on its Facebook account.

Video Captures Burglary During Real Estate Open House in Summerlin,” Las Vegas Review-Journal (Feb. 4, 2020)