55ºF

Caught on camera: Men ransack home twice in one week

Homeowner hopes security footage will help catch thieves

SAN ANTONIO – A far East Side homeowner is hoping surveillance footage will help her catch the thieves that broke into her home twice in one week.

Carrie Barhorst said the three men who barged into her home in the Candlewood Park neighborhood twice last week made off with expensive electronics, a camera and jewelry. 

"They climbed the fence and entered my backyard and just bashed in the patio door," said Barhorst.

Barhorst said the first time her alarm system didn't go off, but the second time it did. This surveillance video shows the preparedness of the burglars. All three were wearing gloves when they entered her home. 

"They all look about high school age, one of them looks extremely young as if he might be just about 14 years old," said Barhorst.

Since the last break in, she's replaced her back glass door with a solid one. She hopes the burglars won't come back.

"This is a nice neighborhood, this is a nice house, this is a nice town. Now I do not want to be here anymore," said Barhorst.

Since the break ins, Barhorst is constantly monitoring crime in her area and talking with neighbors. Meanwhile, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office continues to look for the burglars. 

"The incidents just happened, according to the information we have, so it's still under investigation," said James Keith with the BCSO.

"Thankfully, this has brought a lot of the people in the neighborhood together and we're starting to look out for each other," said Barhorst.

If you have any information on this case, you can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 224-STOP.