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Video: Burglars yell 'police!' and break in

Posted at 12:29 AM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 14:21:15-05
A valley family is living on edge after a burglary last Wednesday.
The burglary was caught on camera at a home near Torrey Pines and Alta drives. 
"I don't care about the stuff I lost," said Mark Henry. "I just want these two dirtbags caught."
The men shouted "Metro police" as they broke down the door. The victims found that detail especially unsettling. 
"It's really scary," said Liann Tackett. "You'd be like oh my gosh, the cops are coming in my house, OK, I'm going to back off."
No one was home at the time. The thieves moved quickly through the house ignoring the loud alarm.
They made off with a computer, jewelry, and other valuables. 
The family shared the surveillance video on Facebook and it's been viewed thousands of times. Henry believes the video will lead to an arrest, but he said it's still difficult to watch. 
"Every time I look at it, I just get mad and I get nervous," he said. 
Burglars have broken into Henry's home twice in the past.
"If the TV is off the wall, I know I got robbed," he said. 
Neighbor Sean Huddleston believes the neighborhood is getting worse because of vacant homes.

There's a couple of vacant homes," Huddleston told Action News. "You get squatters. So, suddenly you have transient people coming and living in the houses."

He also blames authorities for moving an area command from Jones Boulevard and U.S 95 to Cheyenne Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive.

"Moving an area command out of a neighborhood to somewhere else is always going to make crime rise in that area," said Huddleston.

If you recognize the men in the video, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.