Homeowner creates website to show surveillance video of burglary

by: Tenikka Smith Updated:


With the help of some tech-savvy friends, Katie Short created a website called "Who Robbed Me?" It shows the tail end of a burglary at her Plaza Midwood home.

The video shows a white SUV pull up in front of her house at 8:50 a.m.

Then a man gets out and spends a couple of minutes on the front porch before driving off.

Police think he was casing the place to make sure it was empty.

More than an hour later at 10:03 a.m., the front door opens and a group of guys run out, one clutching a flat screen TV under his arm. Two others haul a second TV together.

Police think they are teenagers.

"It's absolutely awful to think they were in my house," Short said.

Short has a boarded-up window and door from there she said the suspects broke in through the back of her house.

She spent hours cleaning up after they ransacked the place, even eating her food.

They got away with electronics and jewelry she inherited from her grandmother who just passed away this spring.

"I can buy more material things but I can't get my family heirlooms back, which is very disheartening," said Short.

Lt. Christian Wagner put out a warning to neighbors about the crime earlier this week. Now his officers are working to locate the SUV and the driver so they can ask some questions.

"We have cameras throughout the city that we're going to look at and try to see if we can find any vehicles that match," he said.

Wagner hopes Short's video will help keep neighbors on alert until the suspects are caught.

"They shouldn't have this sense of entitlement and this idea they can do whatever they want [with] stuff that I worked hard for and my family has worked hard for," Short said.

For another look at the SUV and person on interest police are looking for - you can look at the surveillance video on the Facebook page.

Click here for the full video. The white SUV can been seen around the 8-second mark. The suspects can be seen running from the house with stolen items starting around 2:10.