Doorbell camera leads to arrest of 'repeat offender' accused of breaking into home

Doorbell camera leads to arrest of 'repeat offender' accused of breaking into home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said a proactive homeowner, a door bell camera, and a quick response from officers helped lead to an arrest of a repeat offender accused of breaking into an east Charlotte home.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. Friday from a woman reporting a suspicious person who rang her camera-equipped doorbell at her home on Baraway Drive.

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When officers got to the house, they found the back door forced open.

Officials said they took 21-year-old Khari Clary into custody and after an interview with detectives, he was charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny breaking and/or entering, and felony possession of stolen property.

(Khari Clary)

Police arrested Clary in March for being accused of being involved in a series of armed robberies across the Charlotte area.

ARMED ROBBERY CASES: 

  • March 6 - Dollar General on Albemarle Road
  • March 9 at 5:19 p.m. - Dollar General on Heathway Drive
  • March 9 at 7:35 p.m. - Arby's on Monroe Road
  • March 11 - Papa Johns on Cambridge Commons Drive
  • March 12 at 8:16 p.m. - Dollar General on East W.T. Harris Boulevard
  • March 12 at 8:23 p.m. - Auto Zone on East W.T. Harris Boulevard

For these cases, authorities said Clary was charged with five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon.