Homeowner hopes people recognize two suspected burglars

BCSO continues investigation

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Unbeknownst to a pair of burglary suspects they were caught on camera as they broke into a South Bexar County man’s home. John Midgett lives off Pleasanton Road, installed a video web camera and alarm system after the last time his home was burglarized.

Thieves struck again on March 9.

In this most recent break-in you first see a window a/c unit pulled out before a hand reaches through and knocks over an antique book case.

"You can get them for maybe a $1,000, but it's been in my family for 150 years," Midgett said.

Midgett, who works in technology, said this was the third time his home has been burglarized. He said the burglary suspects broke family heirlooms and took a myriad of personal belongings, including an Ibanez Joe Satriani guitar valued at $3,200.  

This time Midgett says he thought he would be able to track down the persons who broke into his home. "The first reaction is we got 'em. I know exactly who these guys are what they look like. Until I get to the point where I realize I can't read the guys stinkin' license plate," he said. 

One of the items ruined was a cork carving of Mission Concepcion. Midgett said it had been in his family for more than 150 years and one appraiser estimated the item's value at $5,000.  

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.