2 suspects arrested after Fox 2 airs video of TV theft from home - FOX 35 News Orlando

2 suspects arrested after Fox 2 airs video of TV theft from Detroit home

Posted: Updated:

By Maurielle Lue
Fox 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- It's the surveillance video that defines the times.  Two thieves break into a home.  One can be seen carrying away a 50 inch television.

The homeowner setup a surveillance system in his house after three prior break-ins.  He said he tried to show the video to police, but they never called him back, so he called Fox 2.  We showed the video to you and it seems everyone saw it, even police.

"A sergeant called me... and said by tomorrow you'll get a call," said the homeowner.  "And to come one day, the next day the culprits are caught, I am just amazed and I thank you all for what you guys are doing for the community."

Tips from Fox 2 viewers poured into the Detroit Police Department's Eastern District.  Two teenagers were arrested.  Police say the suspects, who are just 13 and 14 years old, are cousins and they were scared.  They admitted to stealing the television and several other unsolved break-ins.  Thanks to the video, police closed four cases.

Officers likely won't recover the television, but it's safe to say the surveillance system paid for itself.

"[I'm] safer now than I was yesterday," the homeowner said.

  • Maurielle LueMaurielle LueMore>>

  • Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:20 GMT
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Marygrove College president wants to help child immigrants

    Marygrove College president wants to help child immigrants

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:37:56 GMT
    The immigration crisis at the border continues to make its way to Michigan. Now, the president of Marygrove College says he wants to provide resources to help child immigrants from Central America.
    The immigration crisis at the border continues to make its way to Michigan. Now, the president of Marygrove College says he wants to provide resources to help child immigrants from Central America.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • SOURCE: Tigers get reliever

    SOURCE: Tigers get reliever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:03:56 GMT
    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Detroit Tigers have acquired David Price and outfielder Austin Jackson may be involved.
    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Detroit Tigers have acquired David Price and outfielder Austin Jackson may be involved.
  • Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:21:35 GMT
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
  • Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:17:30 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices