PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police are investigating a home burglary that happened over the Thanksgiving weekend in north Phoenix while a family was out of town. The whole break-in was caught on camera.
It happened on November 27 at a home near Tatum Blvd. and Deer Valley Dr. The suspected burglar kicked in the back door around 8 p.m. and rummaged through the house for about 45 minutes. He then came back a second time around 11 p.m.
"He was very careful when he went through not to sort of just tear it apart. He seemed like he was pretty methodical in looking at some things, going through it, and then closing the drawer and moving on to the next drawer. So the house didn't look trashed with the exception of maybe one room," said the homeowner, who only wanted to be identified as Mackenzie.
Mackenzie and her family were out of town for the long weekend and turned off the notifications on their surveillance cameras. However, the burglary was still captured and recorded.
"We can see the whole--everything--from start to finish," Mackenzie said.
A neighbor who was watching over the house discovered items out of place the next day and alerted Mackenzie.