Suspected Burglars Caught Red-Handed on Camera in La Verne

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Two burglars were caught red-handed in La Verne Saturday, while two other got away, police said.

The home burglary occurred in the 6900 block of Wheeler Avenue, north of the 210 Freeway, around 5:56 p.m., according to the La Verne Police Department.

The family was out running errands when the dad got a notification on his phone that there was movement in his house, so he called police. The homeowner was able to see the burglars' every movement on home security cameras.

This Ring doorbell video captured the takedown of two suspected burglars at gunpoint, but one other suspected burglar ran away and a getaway driver led people on a chase before also getting away, according to the LVPD.

Police said they cancelled the police pursuit because of high speed and reckless driving. Police said speeds of the chase reached up to 90 miles per hour.

Jaylen Lacy, 19, of Los Angeles was identified as one of the suspects arrested, along with a 17-year-old boy, also from LA.

All property taken from the home was recovered, police said.


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The videos shows three to four people with hoodies covering their heads, with bags over their shoulders running out of the home around 6 p.m.

Police pulled up just in time, with the audio on the security footage featuring officers yelling at then suspected burglars to "get down" and "stop."

The burglars broke in through the back sliding glass door, busting the glass, according to the home owner.

His camera system picked up motion and that’s when he saw someone him his master bedroom.

The homeowner did not want to be identified for safety reasons but said it was terrifying to watch the video. He said he's glad police made it in time.

Police said the homeowner got all the property that was stolen returned to him.

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