A homeowner watched helplessly on his security system as thieves broke into his Los Angeles house.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, watched as the two men banged on his door, then jumped the fence to get access to the side of his home on the 600 block of Mansfield Avenue at around 10 a.m. on March 1.
He called 911, but had to observe as the burglars tried to gain access to his property, which has been ransacked by thieves before.
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"They don't know if I'm some crazy guy that has a shotgun that might have been waiting to shoot em. To go steal some money or a watch… or a computer, it's not worth it," he said.
The homeowner looked on as the thieves donned gloves and tried to get into the second floor, as he had barred up the ground level following the previous burglary.
One of the men used the victim's patio furniture to climb up to the second floor window and enter the house. Meanwhile, his sidekick was waiting in the backyard, at times praying and making the sign of the cross.
Once they entered the home, they triggered the home security alarm and left the residence. They got into their late model silver four-door sedan and left in an unknown direction, moments before Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived.
"The really scary part about this is this owner was actually home at the time of that break in. That's probably the most troubling part for us," LAPD Officer Jack Richter said.
The first man has black hair is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and, weighs between 140 and 150 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
The second also had black hair, is around 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt with black print, white pants and black shoes.