An attempted break-in filmed in East Lyme
EAST LYME, CT (WFSB) – Neighbors in East Lyme are talking about an attempted breakup on Plants Dam Road last week.
It happened in broad daylight.
A family member was at home when the duo repeatedly rang the front doorbell.
When they got no response, they went to the back.
The video shows a young man wearing shorts and a mask staring at the locked sliding glass door to the aft deck.
In an upstairs bedroom was the very frightened sister of this man.
“My sister was at home, she texted that someone was ringing the doorbell a million times. She didn’t know who it was, so she just stayed in her room,” said David, d ‘East Lyme. “I don’t know what it was, but they were trying to open the door. The door gave way a little.
“Cameras are becoming extremely important, they not only help us after the fact, but in many cases when they are visible and deter crimes from happening,” police chief Michael Finkelstein said.
The chef said dogs are also a good deterrent, like Jasmine, who guards her owners’ house, as well as outside cameras.
“Usually you feel very safe until you hear the story of the recent break-in attempt,” said neighbor Leigh Schneider.
As soon as the two intruders saw the camera, they fled.
East Lyme Police said the case was isolated.
“Since we released the information on social media, we’ve had very positive feedback from people with possible identities that we’re trying to work on at this point,” Finkelstein said.
“Of course I’m worried. I’m worried about my neighbours, a lot of people are working, I’m here all the time,’ said John McBride from East Lyme.
A brand new doorbell camera is also one to keep an eye on.
“It’s a lot safer to have the Ring because it logs everything as soon as someone comes in here, you see things,” David said.
The police said these security cameras were really useful.
Even if you don’t have one, your neighbor can and could capture a license plate or an image of a suspicious vehicle.
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