PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — An Antelope Valley mother was confronted with the image of would-be burglars on security video during an attempted break-in, and she needs the public’s help to identify the man.
Tip Lindsay says her doorbell, which is connected to her smartphone, woke her up – and that’s when she saw a man on security video.READ MORE: Staples At Full Capacity For First Time Since March Of 2020 As Clippers Make History
“From outside, I can hear crack, crack noise, like they try to break the screen door right here,” Lindsay said.
Neighbors in the Leona Valley section of Palmdale say they believe two young men were casing their street just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. On video, they appeared to be trying to break into Lindsay’s garage.
“I called my neighbor, and they heard the screen door and told them they’re breaking in,” she said.READ MORE: Digital Version Of COVID Vaccine Card Now Available To All Californians
The video shows the shadowy figure of a neighbor walking out to check on Lindsay. The neighbors say that when they came out of their home, they saw one of the men running away from the sidewalk, then noticed two more men coming from the side of the house. All three bolted down the street and hopped over a wall.
A burglary was avoided, but Lindsay says she feels robbed of her sense of security.
“I don’t know what to do tonight. I’m probably going to be up all night tonight. I can’t sleep,” she said.
The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station says there have been a few petty thefts in the area recently.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Mother, Daughters Working At San Bernardino Taco Stand Attacked
Anyone who recognizes any of the men in the surveillance video can call (661) 272-2459.