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Thieves shut off power before breaking into home

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jul 05, 2017

We're learning about how far criminals will go to get inside your home.

It's something a lot of us don't even think about. Many people have electrical boxes outside the home, unlocked.

This makes it easy for a thief to shut power off to a home before entering.

That's what happened in June near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway. Thieves turned off the power and broke in through the back door.

Luckily, the house alarms had battery backups so they still went off.

The homeowner wasn't home. He came back to find that the place was ransacked. Several things were stolen.

"If there's somebody out there that's so malicious or that desperate, they're going to find a way so i think we have to take whatever means possible just to protect ourselves," said Robert jarrett, victim

He's filed a police report. Meanwhile, he's paying to get things back to normal.