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Anoka Resident Posts Home Security Videos Online Showing Weekend Burglary

August 09, 2016 05:06 PM

Anoka police are “confident” that arrests will be made after an Anoka resident posted home security videos online that show burglars breaking into an apartment.

Police say the burglary happened about 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, on the 2800 block of Cutters Grove.

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The two residents had just moved to Minnesota a few weeks prior and were not home at the time of the burglary.

But the camera captured the crime.

Captain Eric Peterson with the Anoka Police Department said they are looking for three suspects who entered the apartment and are seen in the videos. They are also looking into the possibility that there may have been other “lookouts” involved.

The suspects stole a TV set, jewelry, an iPad mini and some credit cards.

Peterson says the video is key to the investigation, especially because of its clarity.

“That’s some of the better video that we’ve ever seen,” Peterson said. “It’s going to help us identify the individuals and prosecute them.”

The camera used was the Welcome camera, which is made by Netatmo and sells for about $185 at Walmart.

“It’s a huge part of our investigation tools that we’re happy to have had, and I’m sure she is, too,” Peterson said about the victim.

Peterson added that he is “confident” that there will be arrests made in the near future.

The videos were posted to Reddit.com with a description that said, "August 7th, around 10:45 am a man kicked down the door to my apartment. There were 3-4 men coming in and out of the apartment, and a witness says there was a woman waiting outside as well. This happened near Anoka Technical College. Any leads on this would be much appreciated!!!"

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