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Woman watches burglar ransack home live online

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BRADENTON (FOX 13) -

He didn't say cheese, but a surveillance camera caught a home burglar in Bradenton red-handed, as the owner watched live from over the web.

After being broken into this Spring, Cindy Lemus had cameras installed.

"You always want to make sure your house is okay," she said.

One camera oversees the living room; the other looks out her front window, and while she's at work, she always keeps an eye out.

Just after 10 a.m. Monday, she noticed suspicious behavior.

"I saw someone come up to my house to knock on the door to see if someone was home. It was kind of fishy."

About an hour later, another man showed up, likely to smash her door.

"This person comes back like four times, and then someone else comes by."

Finally, at about 12:20 p.m., the burglar makes entry. Lemus called 911 right away, as she watched on camera.

"Uh, hi, there's somebody in my house, I'm watching them through the cameras," she said. "I told the lady he has a tattoo on his neck, he has a hat on."

She says he ransacked her bedroom.

"My bed was everywhere, my drawers, all the clothes were out. Everything was everywhere," she said. "He's looking down the whole time, he doesn't see the camera.”

As she was watching the cops pulled up, and surrounded the house. The burglar went into panic mode.

He looked out the window, then went in the back, then paced around, and then finally decided the jig was up.

He hurled her laptop into the bedroom, took one more pace, and showed himself.

The burglar did steal one thing though.

"I'm moving. I plan on moving; I do. I don't want to be here anymore. I don't feel safe," Lemus said.

The burglar did all that work, only to be put in the back of a cop car.

"They should get a job. I was working."

It does appear that there are two people involved.

So far though, police have only told her that one is in custody.

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