A home security system revealed a robbery in Alabama, and the homeowner has shared the video with the public. Fox WBRC reports on Sept. 4 that Jeff Florreich captured the entire robbery on video and hopes releasing it will help find the suspect.
Jeff Florreich installed a home security system after a previous robbery that cost him electronics and personal items. The Birmingham resident’s new camera system captured a second robbery in progress, and he hopes it will lead to the arrest of the suspect in the video.
Florreich was not home at the time of the theft, but his security system shows exactly how the criminal entered his house. After ringing his doorbell, the unidentified man used a brick to break into the home through the back door. He immediately set off a motion sensor and alarm. However, he still had time to grab a large television before escaping.
It is not known if the same man committed both robberies in Florreich’s home, but it is a possibility. Birmingham police have access to the video and are investigating the crime. Florreich is part of a growing trend of homeowners who have installed home security systems and are taking other measures to stop robberies. In a recent blog post, SimpliSafe reveals that some homeowners are turning to fake home security yard signs as a preventive step. The security company indicates signs are easy to obtain but not guaranteed to work. Although these yard signs may not deter all crimes, they are a cheap alternative that occasionally works. In Florreich’s case, it does not appear that he had any yard signs for his actual home security system.
The Birmingham homeowner has a clear image of the suspect’s face on his video. He believes this will help capture the man before he commits more crimes. Although his security system was not perfect, the alarm scared the robber into leaving with just one item. Jeff Florreich lost more belongings in the first robbery without a security system.